History

Race and the Making of American Liberalism

Author: Carol A. Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Category: History

Page: 300

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Traces the roots of the contemporary crisis of progressive liberalism deep into the racial past of America. Horton argues that the contemporary conservative claim that the American liberal tradition has been rooted in a 'color blind' conception of individual rights is inaccurate & misleading.
Social Science

Race and the Making of American Liberalism

Author: Carol A. Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Race and the Making of American Liberalism traces the roots of the contemporary crisis of progressive liberalism deep into the nation's racial past. Horton argues that the contemporary conservative claim that the American liberal tradition has been rooted in a "color blind" conception of individual rights is innaccurate and misleading. In contrast, American liberalism has alternatively served both to support and oppose racial hierarchy, as well as socioeconomic inequality more broadly. Racial politics in the United States have repeatedly made it exceedingly difficult to establish powerful constituencies that understand socioeconomic equity as vital to American democracy and aspire to limit gross disparities of wealth, power, and status. Revitalizing such equalitarian conceptions of American liberalism, Horton suggests, will require developing new forms of racial and class identity that support, rather than sabotage this fundamental political commitment.
Business & Economics

Running Steel, Running America

Author: Judith Stein

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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The history of modern liberalism has been hotly debated in contemporary politics and the academy. Here, Judith Stein uses the steel industry--long considered fundamental to the U.S. economy--to examine liberal policies and priorities after World War II. I
History

Trials of Nation Making

Author: Brooke Larson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 318

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Brooke Larson's interpretive analysis of the history of Andean peasants reveals the challenges of nation making in the republics of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia during the volatile nineteenth century. Nowhere in Latin America were postcolonial transitions more turbulent than in the Andes, where communal indigenous roots grew deep and where the "Indian problem" seemed so discouraging to liberalizing states. The analysis raises broader issues about the interplay of liberalism, racism, and ethnicity in the formation of exclusionary "republics without citizens" over the nineteenth century.
History

Visions of Progress

Author: Douglas Charles Rossinow

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: History

Page: 322

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Rossinow revisits the period between the 1880s and the 1940s, when reformers and radicals worked together along a middle path between the revolutionary left and establishment liberalism. He takes the story up to the present, showing how the progressive connection was lost and explaining the consequences that followed.
Legislators

Never Stop Running

Author: William Henry Chafe

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Category: Legislators

Page: 556

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Describes the role played by the man at the forefront in the fight against racism and the Vietnam War
Political Science

Human Rights

Author: Judith R. Blau

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

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Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 700

This book analyzes the complex relationship between human rights and liberalism as two different worldviews, and how American liberalism impedes the recognition of human rights. In order to achieve democratic, equitable, and sustainable societies, people need to be accorded fundamental human rights and to grant these rights to others. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Social Science

Southern Liberal Journalists and the Issue of Race, 1920-1944

Author: John T. Kneebone

Publisher: UNC Press Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Before the Civil Rights movement, southern liberal journalists played a crucial role in shaping southern thought on race and racism. John Kneebone presents a richly detailed intellectual history of southern racial liberalism between World War I and World