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Description - Making a New Deal by Lizabeth Cohen

This book examines how it was possible and what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. We follow Chicago workers as they make choices about whether to attend ethnic benefit society meetings or to go to the movies, whether to shop in local neighborhood stores or patronize the new A&P. As they made daily decisions like these, they declared their loyalty in ways that would ultimately have political significance. When the depression worsened in the 1930s, workers adopted new ideological perspectives and overcame longstanding divisions among themselves to mount new kinds of collective action. Chicago workers' experiences all converged to make them into New Deal Democrats and CIO unionists. First printed in 1990, Making a New Deal has become an established classic in American history. The second edition includes a new preface by Lizabeth Cohen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521887489
ISBN-10: 0521887488
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 570
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lizabeth Cohen

Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the history department of Harvard University. She is also the author of A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003) and co-author with David M. Kennedy of The American Pageant, a college-level U.S. history textbook.

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Making a New Deal by Lizabeth Cohen
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