Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy and the Decline of Liberalism

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 410 pages
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The history of modern liberalism has been hotly debated in contemporary politics and the academy. Here, Judith Stein uses the steel industry--long considered fundamental to the U.S. economy--to examine liberal policies and priorities after World War II. I
 

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According to Stein (history, CUNY; I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, LJ 12/93), the American steel companies and their workers were at the center of the New Deal compact between capital and ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Politics of Steel Fundamentalism The Long
7
Birmingham Before and After King Racial Change in Steel
37
The Strange Career of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Segregation of Racial and Economic Policies
69
Title VII in the Mills Agencies and Courts Theories and Practices
89
Tales of Lackawanna and Sparrows Point Implementing the Kerner Commission Report
121
Litigation Is Everything The Nixon Years
147
The Limits of Fair Employment The Consent Decrees and the Economic Crisis of the 1970s
169
US Foreign and Domestic Policies in Steel The Creation of Conflict 19451974
197
The Locomotive Loses Power Jimmy Carters Industrial and Trade Policies
229
An Industrial Policy for Steel? The Decline of the Democratic Party
253
Steel Is Not So Fundamental The Reagan Reconstruction and Contemporary America
273
Steel and the History of Postwar America
309
Notes
325
Index
389
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About the author (1998)

Judith Susan Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 17, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1960 and a doctorate in history from Yale University in 1967. She taught at City College from 1966 until her retirement in 2016. She influenced the field of political economics with major studies on the collapse of the American steel industry and on the decline in traditional liberalism. She wrote several books including The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society, Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism, and Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies. She died from complications of lung cancer on May 8, 2017 at the age of 77.

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