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John D Fairfield
|Description:||xii, 355 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface: The Public and Its Possibilities --
Introduction: Liberalism and the Civic Strand in the American Past --
Civic Aspirations and Liberal Values --
An Urban Thesis --
Civic Aspirations and Market Development in a Long Age of Revolution --
Democratizing the Republican Ideal of Citizenship: Virtue, Interests, and the Citizen-Proprietor in the Revolutionary Era --
Creating Citizens in a Commercial Republic: Market Transformation and the Free Labor Ideal, 1812-1873 --
The Short, Strange Career of Laissez-Faire: Liberal Reformers and Genteel Culture in the Gilded Age --
Popular Culture, Political Culture: Building a Democratic Public --
The Democratic Public in City and Nation: The Jacksonian City and the Limits of Antislavery --
The Democratic Public Discredited: The New York City Draft Riots and Urban Reconstruction, 1850-1872 --
Cultural Hierarchy and Good Government: The Democratic Public in Eclipse --
The Public in Progressivism and War --
The Republican Movement: The Rediscovery of the Public in the Progressive Era --
The Public Goes to War but Does Not Come Back --
A Democracy of Consumers --
From Economic Democracy to Social Security: The Labor Movement and the Rise of the Welfare/Warfare State --
Constructing a Consumer Culture: Redirecting Leisure from Civic Engagement to Insatiable Desire --
Private Vision, Public Resources: Mass Suburbanization and the Decline of the City --
Conclusion: The Future of the City: Civic Renewal and Environmental Politics.
|Series Title:||Urban life, landscape, and policy.|
|Responsibility:||John D. Fairfield.|
"A sustained argument about the repeated and resilient assertion of public democracy in American cities, and the forces that inhibited and subverted its full expression."-Mary Ryan, John Martin
- City and town life -- United States -- History.
- Community life -- United States -- History.
- Civic improvement -- United States -- History.
- Popular culture -- United States -- History.
- Political culture -- United States -- History.
- Political participation -- United States -- History.
- United States -- Social conditions.
- United States -- Intellectual life.
- United States -- Politics and government.
- United States -- Social policy.
- City and town life.
- Civic improvement.
- Community life.
- Intellectual life.
- Political culture.
- Political participation.
- Politics and government.
- Popular culture.
- Social conditions.
- Social policy.
- United States.