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Katznelson, Ira
Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time / Ira Katznelson
Alternate Title New Deal and the origins of our time
First Edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E806 .K37 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) New Deal, 1933-1939
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Subject(s) World politics -- 1933-1945
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xii, 706 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [487]-659) and index
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
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

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