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The creative society--and the price Americans paid for it

Author: Louis Galambos
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"The Creative Society is the first history to look at modern America through the eyes of its emerging ranks of professional experts, including lawyers, scientists, doctors, administrators, business managers, teachers, policy specialists, and urban planners. Covering the period from the 1890s to the early twenty-first century, Louis Galambos examines the history that shaped professionals and, in turn, their role in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Galambos
ISBN: 9781107013179 1107013178 9781107600997 1107600995
OCLC Number: 739646426
Description: xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1931 --
Life, death, and learning in the cities --
Toward a new economy, 1890 to 1930 --
State crafting, American style --
Confronting the world --
Winners and losers, 1890 to 1930 --
New deal experiments --
Fighting on God's side --
The new aristocracy. 1946 to 1969 --
The suburban conquest of the 1960s --
Empire in the American century --
The tattered empire of the 1970s --
The cracked core --
The American solution, 1981 to 2001 --
Conservatism: rhetoric and realities, 1981 to 2001 --
The hegemony trap --
The American dream, 1981 to 2001 --
The creative society in danger.
Responsibility: Louis Galambos.

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Examines the nation's emerging ranks of professional experts - including doctors, lawyers, scientists and administrators - and their role in shaping modern America.  Read more...

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'Louis Galambos delivers a dazzling history of the modern United States as formed by its managers, scientists, diplomats, planners and lawyers. The hopeful message is that, more often than not, Read more...

 
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