The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980

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Steve Fraser, Gary Gerstle
Princeton University Press, 1989 - History - 311 pages
The 10 essays in this book probe the underlying economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the Roosevelt revolution, analyze the durability of the New Deal coalition through the mid-1960s, and uncover the racial, class, and cultural fissures that led to its disintegration. The contributors answer such questions as: How did the Democratic Party accommodate both poor workers and wealthy capitalists: Why did the labor question lose its importance in American politics as soon as the movement achieved political power? Why did economic abundance generate political and cultural conservatism in the 1950s but radicalism in the 1960s? ISBN 0-691-04761-8: $25.00.
 

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Contents

Industrial Conflict and the Coming of the
3
Toward
32
The Labor Question
55
The New Deal and the Idea of the State
85
Politics and
153
THE NEW DEAL POLITICAL ORDER
183
The Failure and Success of the New Radicalism
212
The Rise of the Silent Majority
243
A Realignment
269
Epilogue
294
Index
301
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