Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers

"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.

Buy Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674002012
ISBN-10: 0674002016
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x mm)
Pages: 648
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers

Book Reviews - Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Atlantic Crossings book by Daniel T. Rodgers and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Daniel T. Rodgers

Daniel T. Rodgers is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University.

Books By Daniel T. Rodgers

Cultures in Motion by Daniel T. Rodgers
Paperback, April 2017
Age of Fracture by Daniel T. Rodgers
Paperback, September 2012
Contested Truths by Daniel T. Rodgers
Paperback, February 1998