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Chafe's own essays... are excellent models for how historians and other scholars might effectively come to grips with elements of the New Deal, liberalism, and thier legacies.
— J.P. Sanson
— Iwan Morgan
— Robert C. Lieberman
This book will be useful for those seeking an understanding of US politics over the last decades of the 20th century.
This book ranks among the most significant efforts to understand the long-term impact of the New Deal on American Politics and society. The eleven essays herein will be welcomed for their insightful commentaries on wide-ranging aspects of the 1930s liberal legacy that were to shape the American political experience for the remainder of the twentieth century.... Both in its contribution to understanding twentieth-century political history and contemporary America, this study will become established as a standard work on its subject.
The essays collected in this tribute to William E. Leuchtenburg survey the arc of American liberalism... effective and accomplished pieces.
|1||The New Deal Experiments||1|
|2||High Tide: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Democratic Party, 1932-1952||21|
|3||The Roosevelt Court||63|
|4||Voting Against the Hammer and Sickle: Communism as an Issue in American Politics||99|
|5||The Ethical Responsibilities of the Scientist: The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer||129|
|6||Race in America: The Ultimate Test of Liberalism||161|
|7||African Americans, American Jews, and the Holocaust||181|
|8||Race, Rock and Roll, and the Rigged Society: The Payola Scandal and the Political Culture of the 1950s||205|
|9||"A Revolution But Half Accomplished": The Twentieth Century's Engagement with Child-Raising, Women's Work, and Feminism||243|
|10||Race, Class, and Gender in Southern History: Forces that Unite, Forces that Divide||275|
|11||Liberalism after the Sixties: A Reconnaissance||293|