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

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The great exception : the New Deal and the limits of American politics
Title
The great exception
Title remainder
the New Deal and the limits of American politics
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Cowie
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Author
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Language
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. Anyone who wants to come to terms with the politics of inequality in U.S. history will need to read The Great Exception"--Unedited summary from book jacket
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Cowie, Jefferson,
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.C68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • Liberalism
  • Social conflict
  • Political culture
  • United States
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The great exception : the New Deal and the limits of American politics, Jefferson Cowie
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-261) 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
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)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691143804
Lccn
2015024474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025629980
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn922572289
  • (OCoLC)922572289
  • 2434902
Label
The great exception : the New Deal and the limits of American politics, Jefferson Cowie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-261) 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
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)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691143804
Lccn
2015024474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025629980
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn922572289
  • (OCoLC)922572289
  • 2434902

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