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Author Bronstein, Jamie L., 1968- author.

Title Two nations, indivisible : a history of inequality in America / Jamie L. Bronstein.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  HC110.I5 B66 2016    AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-208) and index.
Summary "As this book will show, economic inequality has been a persistent, detrimental feature, in the United States since its founding, although the extent of the exploitation has changed over time. At the same time, a critique of inequality has also been ubiquitous, growing louder during some periods (the Depression years, for example) and more muted in others. Cyclically, the topic of inequality in the United States has emerged again in the twenty-first century. The New York Times in 2005 ran a series of articles on class, pointing out for its readership that, contrary to popular belief, the United States is not the most upwardly mobile country in the world"--Introduction.
Contents Chapter 1. The American Revolution and Equality -- Chapter 2. Workingmen, Land, and the Age of Jackson : 1829-1865 -- Chapter 3. Free Labor and Social Darwinism : 1865-1900 -- Chapter 4. Liberalism in the Age of Monopoly : 1900-1929 -- Chapter 5. Challenge from the Left : 1929-1945 -- Chapter 6. The Great Compression and the War on Poverty, 1945-1979 -- Chapter 7. The Triumph of Neoliberalism : 1979-1999 -- Chapter 8. The New Inequality and the Lessons of the Past : 1999-Present.
Subject Income distribution -- United States -- History.
Social classes -- United States -- History.
Wealth -- United States -- History.
Poverty -- United States -- History.
Labor -- United States -- History.
Liberalism -- United States -- History.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Income distribution. (OCoLC)fst00968670
Labor. (OCoLC)fst00989798
Liberalism. (OCoLC)fst00997183
Poverty. (OCoLC)fst01074093
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
Wealth. (OCoLC)fst01172973
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Economic policy.
United States -- Social policy.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Bronstein, Jamie L., 1968- Two nations, indivisible. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016] 9781440838293 (DLC) 2016040150
ISBN 9781440838286 (hardback)
1440838283 (hardback)

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