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"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. Atlantic Crossings is the first major account of the vibrant international network that they constructed--so often obscured by notions of American exceptionalism--and of its profound impact on the United States from the 1870s through 1945.
On a narrative canvas that sweeps across Europe and the United States, Daniel Rodgers retells the story of the classic era of efforts to repair the damages 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.
The scope of Atlantic Crossings is vast and peopled with the reformers, university men and women, new experts, bureaucrats, politicians, and gifted amateurs. This long durée of contemporary social policy encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the role of the state, an acceptance of the importance of expertise in making government policy, and a recognition of a shared destiny in a newly created world.
Review: The title Atlantic Crossings refers to the cross-pollination of social thinking between the United States and Europe (primarily Britain) in the first half of the 20th century. Princeton history professor Daniel T. Rodgers's extensive narrative shows that while many Americans saw themselves as essentially isolationist, many ideas that influenced their daily lives, such as city planning and concepts of social security, were not homegrown. A network of government planners, academics, and concerned citizens communicated back and forth across the Atlantic; their correspondence was marked by controversy, and an aversion to "non-American" ideas persists in American social planning to this day (Rodgers notes the scuffles over health care reform in the early 1990s as one example). Rodgers has assembled a prodigious mountain of facts, and he's written a credible and comprehensive account of how people on both sides of the Atlantic contributed in sometimes surprising ways to the social reforms we consider utterly American. --Robert McNamara
Titolo: Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a ...
Casa editrice: Belknap Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Codice libro della libreria 34FA2M000VHS_ns
Descrizione libro Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0674051319 Dust Jacket is missing. Condition: VERY GOOD. (Book may have one or a combination of the following characteristics: former library book, cover wear, name written inside cover, light underlining/highlighting, remainder mark, etc. Overall, the book is in solid shape. This is a blanket description. Please email us if you require a specific, detailed description of the book condition. We will typically respond within 24 hours). Codice libro della libreria SKU1299336
Descrizione libro Belknap Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0674051319
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. As New/As New condition. No personal marks. No internal markings of any kind. Codice libro della libreria 35407
Descrizione libro Belknap Press, England, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. The dust jacket has light shelf wear. The edges of the book have minor spotting and pink texta marks. The text has pink highlighting. 634 pages. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Codice libro della libreria 132806
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: good. 1080 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00674051319-G
Descrizione libro Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0674051319 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0334884
Descrizione libro Belknap Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020674051319
Descrizione libro Belknap Press for Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 1998, 1998. 24.0 x 16.0cms 634pp b/w illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper This was the first 'major account' of America's social reformers, progressives & New Dealers and the vibrant international network they constructed to repair the damages of unbridled capitalism (1870s-1945). It uncovers the roots of city planning, rural cooperatives, modernist architecture, puiblic housing, social insurance. Codice libro della libreria 147757