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A Brief History of Equality

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$27.95 • £24.95 • €25.95

ISBN 9780674273559

Publication Date: 04/19/2022


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

41 illus., 3 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Movement toward Equality: The First Milestones
  • 2. The Slow Deconcentration of Power and Property
  • 3. The Heritage of Slavery and Colonialism
  • 4. The Question of Reparations
  • 5. Revolution, Status, and Class
  • 6. The “Great Redistribution”: 1914–1980
  • 7. Democracy, Socialism, and Progressive Taxation
  • 8. Real Equality against Discrimination
  • 9. Exiting Neocolonialism
  • 10. Toward a Democratic, Ecological, and Multicultural Socialism
  • Contents in Detail
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • Index

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