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The war against the New Deal : World War II and American democracy

Author: Brian Waddell
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Waddell addresses a central paradox in American governance: How did a strong national security state arise within a weak federal structure? He argues that on the political home front, World War II represented the victory of the warfare state over the nascent New Deal welfare state - a victory with important consequences for American democracy. The warfare state defeated the New Deal's labor and academic supporters,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Waddell
ISBN: 0875802729 9780875802725
OCLC Number: 44803081
Description: x, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: War and Statebuilding --
1. The Crisis of Modern U.S. Governance --
2. From Depression to War --
3. Building the Wartime State --
4. The Politics of Wartime Mobilization --
5. Reconversion Politics --
6. Constructing Postwar Governance --
Conclusion: The Warfare-Welfare State.
Responsibility: Brian Waddell.

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