Social Politics in a Progressive Age
By (author) Daniel T. Rodgers
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Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers
Book Description"The most belated of nations", Theodore Roosevelt called his country during the workmen's compensation fight in 1907. Earlier reformers, progressives of his day, and later New Dealers lamented the nation's resistance to models abroad for correctives to the backwardness of American social politics. This text is an account of the vibrant international network that they constructed - so often obscured by notions of American exceptionalism - and of its profound impact on the USA from the 1870s through to 1945. On a narrative canvas that sweeps across Europe and the United States, Daniel Rodgers retells the story of the classic era efforts to repair the damages of unbridled capitalism. He reveals the forgotten international roots of such innovations as city planning, rural co-operatives, modernist architecture for public housing, and social insurance, among other reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the new great cities and rural life, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social security for working people, Rodgers finds the interconnections, adaptations, exchanges, and even rivalries in the Atlantic region's social planning. He uncovers the immense diffusion of talent, ideas, and action that were breathtaking in their range and impact.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674002012
(235mm x 162mm x 33mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Daniel T. Rodgers
Work Ethic in Industrial America 1850-1920, Paperback (August 2014)
The phrase "a strong work ethic" conjures images of hard-driving employees working diligently for long hours. But where did this ideal come from, and how has it been buffeted by changes in work itself? This book shows how the new work culture permeated society, including literature, politics, the emerging feminist movement, and the labor movement.
Cultures in Motion, Hardback (January 2014)
Offers conceptual vocabularies for understanding how cultures have trespassed across geography and social space. This title challenges the premise of fixed, stable cultural systems by showing that cultural practices have always been moving, crossing borders and locations with often surprising effect.
Age of Fracture, Paperback (September 2012)
Shows how the collective purposes and meanings that had framed social debate became unhinged and uncertain. This title offers a reinterpretation of the ways in which the decades surrounding the 1980s changed America. It explains how structures of power came to seem less important than market choice and fluid selves.
Contested Truths, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Daniel T. Rodgers
The language of argument uses particular words with particular, sometimes shifting meanings, though time. It is true that politicians may act as though they are part of no particular ideological tradition, but history shows that they mainly use an understood meaning to enhance their actions.
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Author Biography - Daniel T. Rodgers
Daniel T. Rodgers is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University.
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