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The American left : its impact on politics and society since 1900

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Only the American right has ever really recognised the potency of the American left. Now, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones fully details the left's numerous achievements, including the welfare state, opposing militarism, reshaping of American culture, black rights and civil liberties, awakening the USA to the dangers of fascism and great public enterprises such as the late Twin Towers. Jones tells the full story of the US's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
ISBN: 9780748668878 074866887X
OCLC Number: 850856313
Description: vii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The reputation of the American Left --
2. The socialist origins of social security --
3. Early achievers on the American Left --
4. Socialists in congress --
5. The identification of America and its fascist enemy --
6. The new deal's undeclared socialism --
7. The Republican re-invention of socialism --
8. The New Left shares the credit --
9. The newer Left --
10. The Republican road to nationalization --
11. Obama: a president for the Left?
Responsibility: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones.

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