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Creative Society - and the Price Americans Paid for It

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ISBN-10: 1107600995

ISBN-13: 9781107600997

Edition: 2011

Authors: Louis Galambos

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The Creative Society is the first history to look at modern America through the eyes of its emerging ranks of professional experts, including lawyers, scientists, doctors, administrators, business managers, teachers, policy specialists, and urban planners. Covering the period from the 1890s to the early twenty-first century, Louis Galambos examines the history that shaped professionals and, in turn, their role in shaping modern America. He considers the roles of education, anti-Semitism, racism, and elitism in shaping and defining the professional cadre and examines how matters of gender, race, and ethnicity determined whether women, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East were admitted to the professional ranks. He also discusses the role professionals played in urbanizing the United States, keeping the economy efficient and innovative, showing the government how to provide the people a greater measure of security and equity, and guiding the world's leading industrial power in coping with its complex, frequently dangerous foreign relations.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
1931
Life, Death, and Learning in the Cities
Toward a New Economy, 1890 to 1930
State Crafting - American Style
Confronting the World
Winners and Losers, 1890 to 1930
New Deal Experiments
Fighting on God's Side
The New Aristocracy, 1946 to 1969
The Suburban Conquest of the 1960s
Empire in the American Century
The Tattered Empire of the 1970s
The Cracked Core
The American Solution, 1981 to 2001
Conservatism: Rhetoric and Realities, 1981 to 2001
The Hegemony Trap
The American Dream, 1981 to 2001
The Creative Society in Danger
Acknowledgments
Index