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The UAW and the heyday of American liberalism, 1945-1968.
Boyle, Kevin, 1960-
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Ithaca : Cornell Univ. Pr., 1995.
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xiv, 338 p. : ill.


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A Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Book for 1996"

"Kevin Boyle has done a masterful job of identifying the unique contribution of the UAW, not only to American Liberalism, but also to the nation and to all people. As contemporary labor and society at large search for new directions, this book should be required reading."--Victor G. Reuther

"One of the many virtues of Kevin Boyle's brilliant and important history, The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, is that it provides a clear picture of the road not taken."--The American Prospect

"Intelligent, well written, and exhaustively researched,... Boyle's work... is part of an important and increasingly favorable reevaluation of the character of late New Deal social democracy."--Journal of American History

"[Boyle's] book presents, with a remarkably assured tone and a mastery of materials, a persuasive narrative of the shortcomings of postwar liberalism from the labor perspective that was so important then and is so often ignored today."--American Political Science Review

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: Politics and Principlep. i
1 Building the Vanguardp. 10
2 Craven Politicsp. 35
3 the Vital Center Shiftsp. 61
4 the Pull of Consensusp. 83
5 the Crucible of Racep. 107
6 Something Less Than Perfectp. 132
7 the Coalition of Consciencep. 161
8 Building the Great Societyp. 185
9 the Widening Gyrep. 206
10 Things Fall Apartp. 234
Epilogue: The Limits of Liberalismp. 257
Additional Abbreviations Used in Notesp. 263
Notesp. 265
Indexp. 331