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The Resource Visions of progress : the left-liberal tradition in America, Doug Rossinow

Visions of progress : the left-liberal tradition in America, Doug Rossinow

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Visions of progress : the left-liberal tradition in America
Title
Visions of progress
Title remainder
the left-liberal tradition in America
Statement of responsibility
Doug Rossinow
Title variation
Left-liberal tradition in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Liberals and leftists in the United States have not always been estranged from one another as they are today. In his new book, historian Doug Rossinow examines how the cooperation and the creative tension between left-wing radicals and liberal reformers advanced many of the most important political values of the twentieth century, including free speech, freedom of conscience, and racial equality." "Visions of Progress chronicles the broad alliances of radical and liberal figures who were driven by a particular concept of social progress - a transformative vision in which the country would become not simply wealthier or a bit fairer but fundamentally more democratic, just, and united. Believers in this vision - from the settlement-house pioneer Jane Addams and the civil rights leader W. E. B. DuBois in the 1890s and after, to the founders of the ACLU in the 1920s, to Minnesota Governor Floyd Olson and assorted labor union radicals in the 1930s, to New Dealer Henry Wallace in the 1940s - belonged to a left-liberal tradition in America. They helped push political leaders, including Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, toward reforms that made the goals of opportunity and security real for ever more Americans. Yet, during the Cold War era of the 1950s and '60s, leftists and liberals came to view one another as enemies, and their influential alliance all but vanished." "Visions of Progress revisits the period between the 1880s and the 1940s, when reformers and radicals worked together along a middle path between the revolutionary left and establishment liberalism. Rossinow takes the story up to the present, showing how the progressive connection was lost and explaining the consequences that followed. This book introduces today's progressives to their historical predecessors, while offering an ambitious reinterpretation of issues in American political history."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Rossinow, Douglas C.
Dewey number
303.4840973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.U6
LC item number
R67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
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  • Liberalism
  • Social movements
  • Social movements
  • United States
  • United States
  • Die @Linke
  • Liberalismus
  • USA
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Visions of progress : the left-liberal tradition in America, Doug Rossinow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the new liberalism -- War and revolution -- Third-party organizing and the new deal -- The popular front and racial liberalism -- The cold war era -- Vietnam and after
Control code
154800570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812240498
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008271383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154800570
Label
Visions of progress : the left-liberal tradition in America, Doug Rossinow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the new liberalism -- War and revolution -- Third-party organizing and the new deal -- The popular front and racial liberalism -- The cold war era -- Vietnam and after
Control code
154800570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780812240498
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008271383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154800570

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