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Liberalism and its discontents

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
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How did liberalism, the great political tradition that from the New Deal to the 1960s seemed to dominate American politics, fall from favor so far and so fast? In this history of liberalism since the 1930s, a distinguished historian offers an eloquent account of post-war liberalism, where it came from, where it has gone, and why. The book supplies a crucial chapter in the history of twentieth-century American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brinkley, Alan.
Liberalism and its discontents.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605357628
Online version:
Brinkley, Alan.
Liberalism and its discontents.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607735513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Brinkley
ISBN: 0674530179 9780674530171 0674001850 9780674001855
OCLC Number: 37640613
Description: xii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of Franklin Roosevelt --
The New Deal experiments --
The late New Deal and the idea of the state --
The New Deal and Southern politics --
The two world wars and American liberalism --
Legacies of World War II --
Historians and the interwar years --
Hofstadter's The Age of reform reconsidered --
Robert Penn Warren, T. Harry Williams, and Huey Long --
Icons of the American establishment --
The posthumous lives of John F. Kennedy --
Therapeutic radicalism of the New Left --
Allard Lowenstein and the ordeal of liberalism --
The taming of the political convention --
The passions of Oral Roberts --
The problem of American conservatism --
Historians and their publics.
Responsibility: Alan Brinkley.

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A history of liberalism since the 1930s, offering an account of: where it came from, where it has gone, and why. Considering the role of alternate political traditions in liberalism's downfall, it  Read more...

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Both learned and readable, these provocative essays will interest all those who still admit to being left of center.--Joel Neuberg "Booklist "

 
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