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The liberal state on trial : the Cold War and American politics in the Truman years

Author: Jonathan Bell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What was left, in both senses of the word, of liberalism after the death of Franklin Roosevelt? This question has aroused considerable historical debate because it raises the question of why the United States, during the Truman years, developed a much less state-centered orthodoxy than other comparable, powerful liberal states. What were the consequences of this fundamental choice that would shape the character and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Bell, Jonathan, 1976-
Liberal state on trial.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004048405
(OCoLC)55105278
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bell
ISBN: 0231508301 9780231508308
OCLC Number: 213304797
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 383 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
INTRODUCTION : IDEOLOGIES OF THE STATE IN EARLY COLD WAR AMERICA --
1. The Dynamics of Postwar Politics Before the Cold War --
2. The 80th Congress and Conceptions of the State --
3. Ideological Interpretations of Foreign Policy, 1947-1948 --
4. Varieties of Liberalism in the 1948 Campaigns --
5. Transnational Perspectives and Images of the State, 1949-1950 --
6. The American State on Trial: THE 1950 MIDTERM ELECTIONS --
7. All Internationalists Now: ESTABLISHING A CONSENSUS ON THE STATE IN THE COLD WAR, 1951-1952 --
CONCLUSION THE COLD WA R, THE STATE, AND POST NEW DEAL AMERICA --
NOTES --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX --
Backmatter.
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bell.
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This book explores the role of the Cold War in shifting the center of gravity in American politics sharply to the right in the years immediately following World War II.  Read more...

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