Beyond the New Deal order : U.S. politics from the Great Depression to the Great Recession / edited by Gary Gerstle, Nelson Lichtenstein, and Alice O'Connor.

1st edition.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]
vi, 382 pages ; 25 cm.


Politics and culture in modern America [More in this series]
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"Beyond the New Deal Order offers a historicized analysis of the degree to which the original understanding of that order still holds. The unifying thematic among the essays lies not in their subject matter - politics, political economy, social thought, and legal scholarship are all well represented - but in a quest to bring fresh twenty-first-century perspective to the historic meaning and significance of an extended New Deal moment. Along the way, the contributors to this volume also ascertain the degree to which that old order itself has been displaced or even overthrown by a different, more market-centered reform logic that became the basis of shifting electoral and policy coalitions in the 1970s and beyond. Various contributors identify elements of a distinctively new order arising from the political economic, ideological, institutional, and electoral currents of post 1970s politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Gary Gerstle, Nelson Lichtenstein, and Alice O'Connor
  • Part I. The nature and limits of New Deal reform
  • From the labor question to the Piketty moment : a journey through the New Deal order / Romain Huret and Jean-Christian Vinel
  • State building from the bottom up : the New Deal and beyond / Meg Jacobs
  • The making of "liberal" Republicans during the New Deal order / Kristoffer Smemo
  • The unexpected endurance of the New Deal order : liberalism in the age of Reagan / Julian Zelizer
  • Part II. Intersections of race, class, and gender
  • To live decently : New Deal labor standards, feminized work, and the fight for worker dignity / Eileen Boris
  • Rights in the New Deal order and beyond / Sophia Lee
  • Containing Keynesianism in an age of civil rights : Jim Crow monetary policy and the struggle for guaranteed jobs, 1957-1979 / David Stein
  • Part III. A New Order takes shape
  • Market politics in an age of automation / Angus Burgin
  • Regulation and the collapse of the New Deal order or How I learned to stop worrying and love the market / Reuel Schiller
  • Environmental law and the end of the New Deal order / Paul Sabin
  • The rise and fall of internationalism during (and after) the New Deal order / Michael Kazin
  • An embattled New Deal legacy : public sector unionism and the struggle for a progressive order / Joe McCartin
  • In search of "forgotten" America / Alice O'Connor
  • Part IV. Coda
  • The rise and fall of America's neoliberal order / Gary Gerstle.
  • 9780812251739 ((hardcover))
  • 0812251733
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