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Fear Itself

The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Katznelson, Ira (Book - 2013 )
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Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, this book finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Historian Ira Katznelson asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. --From publisher description.
Authors: Katznelson, Ira
Title: Fear itself
the New Deal and the origins of our time
Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xii, 705 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Triumph and sorrow
Part I: Fight against fear. A journey without maps ; Pilot, judge, senator ; "Strong medicine"
Part II: Southern cage. American with a difference ; Jim Crow Congress ; Ballots for soldiers
Part III: Emergency. Radical moment ; The first crusade ; Unrestricted war
Part IV: Democracy's price. Public procedures, private interests ; "Wildest hopes" ; Armed and loyal
Epilogue : January 1953.
Summary: Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, this book finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Historian Ira Katznelson asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. --From publisher description.
Local Note: 15 53 74 80 118 138 148 149 172 216 243
ISBN: 9780871404503
0871404508
Statement of Responsibility: Ira Katznelson
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [487]-659) and index.
Subject Headings: New Deal, 1933-1939. United States Politics and government 1933-1945. World politics, 1933-1945. Political culture United States History 20th century. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Topical Term: New Deal, 1933-1939.
World politics, 1933-1945.
Political culture
LCCN: 2012041794
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