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Making sense of American liberalism
Stanley, Timothy.
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Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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1 online resource (260 p. )
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Partners for progress: liberals and radicals in the long twentieth century / Doug Rossinow -- From popular front to liberalism: redefining the political in California in the post-World War II era / / Jonathan Bell -- Going beyond the New Deal: socialists and the democratic party in the 1970s / Timothy Stanley -- From friends to foes: George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, and the fracture in American liberalism / Bruce Miroff -- New York liberalism and the fight against homelessness / Ella Howard -- Liberalism in the post-war city: public and private power in urban renewal / Lizabeth Cohen -- Albert Gore Sr.: liberalism and the South in the 1960s / Tony Badger -- Forgotten architects of the second reconstruction: Republicans and civil rights, 1945-1972 / Timothy N. Thurber -- Liberal feminism and the shaping of the New Deal order / Susan M. Hartmann -- Labor, liberalism, and the democratic party: a fruitful but vexed alliance / Nelson Lichtenstein.
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This collection of thoughtful and timely essays offers refreshing and intelligent new perspectives on postwar American liberalism. Sophisticated yet accessible, Making Sense of American Liberalism challenges popular myths about liberalism in the United States. The volume presents the Democratic Party and liberal reform efforts such as civil rights, feminism, labor, and environmentalism as a more united, more radical force than has been depicted in scholarship and the media emphasizing the decline and disunity of the left. Distinguished contributors assess the problems liberals have confronted in the twentieth century, examine their strategies for reform, and chart the successes and potential for future liberal reform. Contributors are Anthony J. Badger, Jonathan Bell, Lizabeth Cohen, Susan Hartmann, Ella Howard, Bruce Miroff, Nelson Lichtenstein, Doug Rossinow, Timothy Stanley, and Timothy Thurber.