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Fear Itself The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

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ISBN-10: 0871404508

ISBN-13: 9780871404503

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ira Katznelson

List price: $29.95
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Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Ira Katznelson, a towering figure in the study of American and European history (Cornel West), boldly asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. This original study brings to vivid life the politicians and pundits of the time, including Walter Lippmann,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including Marxism and the Cityand the award-winning Liberalism's Crooked Circle: Letters to Adam Michnik.He has served as president of the Social Science History Association and of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association.

Introduction: Triumph and Sorrow
Fight Against Fear
A Journey without Maps
Pilot, Judge, Senator
"Strong Medicine"
Southern Cage
American with a Difference
Jim Crow Congress
Ballots for Soldiers
Radical Moment
The First Crusade
Unrestricted War
Democracy's Price
Public Procedures, Private Interests
"Wildest Hopes"
Armed and Loyal
Epilogue: January 1953
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