The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era
Morgan, Iwan W., editor.

The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era

Morgan, Iwan W., editor.


Publication Information
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)

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1 online resource (pages cm)

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Introduction: reconsidering the liberal consensus / Robert Mason and Iwan Morgan -- Revisiting the liberal consensus / Godfrey Hodgson -- Historians and the postwar liberal consensus / Michael Heale -- The reach and limits of the liberal consensus / Gary Gerstle -- The 1930s roots of the postwar "consensus" / Wendy L. Wall -- The Keynesian consensus and its limits / Iwan Morgan -- Social welfare in the United States, 1945-1960 / David Stebenne -- Red-hunting and internal security: conflict in the age of consensus / Alex Goodall -- Containment: a consensual or contested foreign policy? / Andrew Preston -- Sunbelt patriarchs: Lyndon B. Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the New Deal dissensus / Elizabeth Tandy Shermer -- "Down the middle of the road": Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party, and the politics of consensus and conflict, 1949-1961 / Robert Mason -- "We have run out of poor people": the Democratic Party's crisis of identity in the 1950s / Jonathan Bell -- Billy Graham's neo-evangelical triumph and the limits of the liberal consensus / Uta A. Balbier -- Gender in an era of liberal consensus / Helen Laville -- Memories of the movement: civil rights, the liberal consensus, and the March on Washington twenty years later / George Lewis.

This work interrogates the idea that a "liberal consensus" uniformly shaped the United States after World War II. The volume's findings indicate that political, cultural, and ideological conflict was never extinguished and that whatever liberal consensus existed was elitist and limited. These limitations included the seeds of its own destruction in the late 1960s and beyond.

Subject Term
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.

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Added Author
Morgan, Iwan W.,
Mason, Robert, 1970-

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Project Muse.

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