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Title:
Struggles for justice : social responsibility and the liberal state
Author:
Dawley, Alan, 1943-
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9780674845800

9780674845817
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Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c1991.
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x, 538 p., [10] p. of plates: ill. ; 24 cm.
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Summary

In a conceptualized interpretation of the making of modern America, prizewinning historian Alan Dawley traces the inner struggles of the nation's rise to power. Probing the dynamics of social change, he explores tensions between industrial workers and corporate capitalists, Victorian moralists and New Women, native Protestants and Catholic immigrants. Starting with the Gilded Age, Struggles for Justice highlights changes in American social and political life, including Wilson's liberal crusade, Hoover's managerial liberalism and Roosevelt's New Deal. Along the way, it presents a kaleidoscope of topics: expansion, unions, World War I, race relations, Red Scare and consumerism.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I The Problem: State and Society, 1890s-1912
Chapter 1 Gilded Age Liberty
Chapter 2 New Workers, New Women
Chapter 3 The Social Question
Part II Confronting the Issues, 1913-1924
Chapter 4 Progressive Statecraft
Chapter 5 The Dynamics of Total War
Chapter 6 Response to Revolution
Chapter 7 Restoration by Repression
Part III The Resolution, 1925-1938
Chapter 8 The New Era of Corporate Capitalism
Chapter 9 Managing the Depression: Hoover and Roosevelt
Chapter 10 Rendezvous with Destiny
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography
Notes
Index