Uneasy State The United States from 1915 to 1945

ISBN-10: 0226425207

ISBN-13: 9780226425207

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Barry D. Karl

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In this major interpretive history of the reform era, Barry Karl presents an imaginative and thoughtful perspective on America's quest for political, economic, and cultural nationalism. Challenging accepted interpretations, he argues that the two world wars and the depression did not successfully unite the country so that a national managerial state could emerge as it did in other industrial nations. Karl draws on an impressive array of sources to support his position, offering insightful comments on popular culture—movies, novels, comic strips, and detective stories—and brilliant analyses of technological change and its impact. Karl shows how Americans approached the central dilemmas of modern life, such as the clash between planned efficiency and autonomous individualism, which they managed to patch over but never fully resolve. Above all, he finds that America's commitment to the autonomous individual is both an aspiration and a curse.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction
Militant Progressivism
Managing War
Middle America: Uncertainty at the Crossroads
Defining the Great Depression
Half Way to Waterloo
The Limits of Reform
Thermidor and the Third New Deal
Ending the Twenty-Year Armistice
Managing War Again
Epilogue
Index
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