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The great exception : the New Deal & the limits of American politics, Jefferson Cowie

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The great exception : the New Deal & the limits of American politics
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The great exception
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the New Deal & the limits of American politics
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Jefferson Cowie
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The New Deal and the limits of American politics
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eng
Summary
The New Deal: where does it fit in the big picture of American history? What does it mean for us today? What happened to the economic equality it once engendered? In The Great Exception, Jefferson Cowie provides new answers to these big questions. Beginning in the Great Depression and through to the 1970s, he argues, the United States built a uniquely equitable period that contrasts with the deeper historical patterns of American political practice, economic structure, and cultural outlook. During those exceptional decades, which Cowie situates in the long arc of American history, the government used its considerable resources on behalf of working Americans in ways that it had not before and has not since. The crises of the Depression and World War II forced realignments of American politics and class relations, but these changes were less a permanent triumph of the welfare state than the product of a temporary cessation of enduring tensions involving race, immigration, culture, class, and individualism. Against this backdrop, Cowie shows how any renewed American battle for collective economic rights needs to build on an understanding of how the New Deal was won✹and how it ultimately succumbed to contrasting patterns ingrained in U.S. history. As positive as the era of Roosevelt was in creating a more equitable society, Cowie suggests that the New Deal may necessarily belong more to the past than the future of American politics.--
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Cowie, Jefferson
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Liberalism
  • Social conflict
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The great exception : the New Deal & the limits of American politics, Jefferson Cowie
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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txt
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Contents
Prologue: Philadelphia, 1936 -- Introduction: rethinking the New Deal in American history -- The question of democracy in the age of incorporation -- Kaleidoscope of reform -- Working-class interregnum -- Constraints and fractures in the new liberalism -- The great exception in action -- Toward a new gilded age -- The era of big government is not over (but the New Deal probably is)
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FIEb17841173
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691143804
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)922572289
Label
The great exception : the New Deal & the limits of American politics, Jefferson Cowie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Philadelphia, 1936 -- Introduction: rethinking the New Deal in American history -- The question of democracy in the age of incorporation -- Kaleidoscope of reform -- Working-class interregnum -- Constraints and fractures in the new liberalism -- The great exception in action -- Toward a new gilded age -- The era of big government is not over (but the New Deal probably is)
Control code
FIEb17841173
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691143804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922572289

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