Behind the Backlash: White Working-class Politics in Baltimore, 1940-1980

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - Social Science - 284 pages
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In this nuanced look at white working-class life and politics in twentieth-century America, Kenneth Durr takes readers into the neighborhoods, workplaces, and community institutions of blue-collar Baltimore in the decades after World War II.

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A fascinating history on an understudied city.

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Unless it's required reading, as it was for me, I would avoid this book at all costs. It is a prime example of how to write an over-generalized, extremely biased case study in urban history. Read full review

Contents

A Contentious Coalition
6
Reds and Blue Bloods
32
You Make Your Own Heaven
53
The Right to Live in the Manner We Choose
83
Spiro Agnew Country
112
The NotSoSilent Majority
150
Making the Reagan Democrat
177
Conclusion
204
Notes
207
Bibliography
253
Index
273
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Kenneth D. Durr is director of the History Division at History Associates Incorporated in Rockville, Maryland.

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