Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age

Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age

by Daniel T. Rodgers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674051319

ISBN-13: 9780674051317

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674051317
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
634
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
1Paris, 19008
World of Iron8
Explaining Social Politics20
2The Atlantic World33
Landscapes33
Progressive Politics52
3Twilight of Laissez-Faire76
Natural Acts and Social Desires76
Professing Economics97
4The Self-Owned City112
The Collectivism of Urban Life112
Cities on a Hill130
5Civic Ambitions160
Private Property, Public Designs160
"City Planning in Justice to the Working Population"181
6The Wage Earners' Risks209
Workingmen's Insurance209
Fields of Interest235
7War Collectivism267
Europe, 1914267
Society "More or Less Molten"290
8Rural Reconstruction318
Cooperative Farming318
Island Communities343
9The Machine Age367
The American Invasion of Europe367
The Politics of Modernism391
10New Deal409
The Intellectual Economy of Catastrophe409
Solidarity Imagined446
11London, 1942485
The Plan to Abolish Want485
The Phoenix of Exceptionalism502
Notes511
Acknowledgments613
Index615

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