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Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time

Author: Ira Katznelson
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, this book finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Historian Ira Katznelson asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Katznelson
ISBN: 9780871404503 0871404508
OCLC Number: 783163618
Description: xii, 706 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Triumph and sorrow --
pt. 1. Fight against fear --
A journey without maps --
Pilot, judge, senator --
"Strong medicine" --
pt. 2. Southern cage --
American with a difference --
Jim Crow Congress --
Ballots for soldiers --
pt. 3. Emergency --
Radical moment --
The first crusade --
Unrestricted war --
pt. 4. Democracy's price --
Public procedures, private interests --
"Wildest hopes" --
Armed and loyal --
Epilogue : January 1953.
Other Titles: New Deal and the origins of our time
Responsibility: Ira Katznelson.

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"...an absorbing study that spans the period from Roosevelt's first term to the end of the Truman administration..." The Economist "Katznelson, a distinguished scholar and professor at Columbia, Read more...

 
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