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Atlantic crossings : social politics in a progressive age / Daniel T. Rodgers
Bib ID 2050946
Format BookBook
Author
Rodgers, Daniel T
 
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Description Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998 
634 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0674051319 (alkaline paper)
Summary

On a narrative canvas that sweeps across Europe and the United States, Daniel T. Rodgers retells the story of the classic era of efforts to repair the damage of unbridled capitalism. He reveals the forgotten international roots of such innovations as city planning, rural cooperatives, 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.

Full contents
  • 1. Paris, 1900. World of Iron. Explaining Social Politics
  • 2. The Atlantic World. Landscapes. Progressive Politics
  • 3. Twilight of Laissez-Faire. Natural Acts and Social Desires. Professing Economics
  • 4. The Self-Owned City. The Collectivism of Urban Life. Cities on a Hill
  • 5. Civic Ambitions. Private Property, Public Designs. "City Planning in Justice to the Working Population"
  • 6. The Wage Earners' Risks. Workingmen's Insurance. Fields of Interest
  • 7. War Collectivism. Europe, 1914. Society "More or Less Molten"
  • 8. Rural Reconstruction. Cooperative Farming. Island Communities
  • 9. The Machine Age. The American Invasion of Europe. The Politics of Modernism
  • 10. New Deal. The Intellectual Economy of Catastrophe. Solidarity Imagined
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-612) and index.

Subjects Progressivism (United States politics)  |  United States -- Social conditions.  |  United States -- Economic conditions.  |  Europe -- Social conditions.  |  Europe -- Economic conditions.  |  Europe -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.  |  United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Europe.

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