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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fraser, Steve, 1945-
Age of acquiescence
(DLC) 2014020466
(OCoLC)881140722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser
ISBN: 9780316333740 0316333743 9780316333757 0316333751
OCLC Number: 902806628
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: Steve Fraser.

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