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The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power, Steve Fraser

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The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power
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The age of acquiescence
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the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power
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Steve Fraser
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  • "A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to solve that mystery. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation brilliantly examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of fear. Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year. "--
  • "From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to solve that mystery. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation brilliantly examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of fear. Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year"--
Title
The age of acquiescence
Creator
Summary
Investigates how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, Americans' resistance to their ruling elites has vanished
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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303.33/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z8
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F73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Steve Fraser
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The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power, Steve Fraser
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-452) and index
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volume
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text
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Control code
881140722
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780316185431
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(hardback)
Lccn
2014020466
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unmediated
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