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The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power

Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser
ISBN: 9780316185431 0316185434
OCLC Number: 881140722
Description: viii, 470 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I: Class warfare in America: the long nineteenth century : Progress ; Progress, poverty, and primitive accumulation ; Premonitions ; The second civil war: in the countryside ; The second civil war: on the industrial frontier ; Myth and history ; The end of socialism --
pt. II: Desire and fear in the second Gilded Age : Back to the future: the political economy of auto-cannibalism ; Fables of acquiescence: the businessman as populist hero ; Fables of freedom: Brand X ; Wages of freedom: the fable of the free agent ; Journey to nowhere: the eclipse of the labor movement ; Improbable rebels: the folklore of limousine liberalism ; Conclusion: Exit by the rear doors.
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A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.  Read more...

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