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Making Sense of American Liberalism
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This collection of thoughtful and timely essays offers refreshing and intelligent new perspectives on postwar American liberalism. Sophisticated yet accessible, Making Sense of American Liberalism challenges popular myths about liberalism in the United States. The volume presents the Democratic Party and liberal reform efforts such as civil rights, feminism, labor, and environmentalism as a more united, more radical force than has been depicted in scholarship and the media emphasizing the decline and disunity of the left._x000B__x000B_Distinguished contributors assess the problems liberals have confronted in the twentieth century, examine their strategies for change, and chart the successes and potential for future liberal reform._x000B__x000B_Contributors are Anthony J. Badger, Jonathan Bell, Lizabeth Cohen, Susan Hartmann, Ella Howard, Bruce Miroff, Nelson Lichtenstein, Doug Rossinow, Timothy Stanley, and Timothy Thurber.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: Liberals and the Left
  2. pp. 15-25
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  1. 1. Partners for Progress? Liberals and Radicals in the Long Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 17-37
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  1. 2. From Popular Front to Liberalism: Redefining the Political in California in the Post-World War II
  2. pp. 38-61
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  1. 3. Going Beyond the New Deal: Socialists and the Democratic Party in the 1970s
  2. pp. 62-89
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  1. 4. From Friends to Foes: George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, and the Fracture in American Liberalism
  2. pp. 90-110
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  1. Part II: Liberals and Urban Policy
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. 5. New York Liberalism and the Fight against Homelessness
  2. pp. 113-134
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  1. 6. Liberalism in the Postwar City: Public and Private Power in Urban Renewal
  2. pp. 135-156
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  1. Part III: Coalitions
  2. pp. 157-167
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  1. 7. Albert Gore Sr., Liberalism and the South in the 1960s
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. 8. Forgotten Architects of the Second Reconstruction Republicans and Cvil Rights, 1945-1972
  2. pp. 181-201
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  1. 9. Liberal Feminism and the Reshaping of the New Deal Order
  2. pp. 202-228
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  1. 10. Labor, Liberalism, and the Democratic Party: A Fruitful but Vexed Alliance
  2. pp. 229-248
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-260
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  1. back cover
  2. pp. 274-274
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