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Liberalism and Its Discontents

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674001855

Publication Date: 04/14/2000


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • The Rise of Franklin Roosevelt
  • The New Deal Experiments
  • The Late New Deal and the Idea of the State
  • The New Deal and Southern Politics
  • The Two World Wars and American Liberalism
  • Legacies of World War II
  • Historians and the Interwar Years
  • Hofstadter’s The Age of Reform Reconsidered
  • Robert Penn Warren, Tarry Williams, and Huey Long
  • Icons of the American Establishment
  • The Posthumous Lives of John F. Kennedy
  • Therapeutic Radicalism of the New Left
  • Allard Lowenstein and the Ordeal of Liberalism
  • The Taming of the Political Convention
  • The Passions of Oral Roberts
  • The Problem of American Conservatism
  • Historians and Their Publics
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Index

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