WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1209887634

Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time /

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/about

http://schema.org/description

  • "Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, this book finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Historian Ira Katznelson asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern lawmakers who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. --From publisher description."
  • ""Departing from the traditional historical consensus, Ira Katznelson examines the New Deal through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling American democracy with the rise of competing dictatorships. In an age defined by a pervasive, almost existential fear, Katznelson argues that American democracy was both saved and distorted by a Faustian collaboration that safeguarded racial segregation as it built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power."--P. 4 of cover."
  • "Redefining the traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Ira Katznelson asserts that, during the 1930s and 1940s, American democracy was rescued yet distorted by a unified band of southern legislators who safeguarded racial segregation as they built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. This study brings to life the politicians and pundits of the time, including Walter Lippmann, who argued that America needed a dose of dictatorship; Mississippi's five-foot-two Senator Theodore Bilbo, who advocated the legal separation of races; and Robert Oppenheimer, who built the atomic bomb yet was undone by the nation's hysteria. Fear Itself is a work vital to understanding America and the world the New Deal made."

http://schema.org/genre

  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "History."@en
  • "History."

http://schema.org/name

  • "Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time /"
  • "Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time / Ira Katznelson."
  • "New Deal and the origins of our time"
  • "Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time /"@en
  • "Fear itself : the New Deal and the origins of our time /"
  • "Fear itself the New Deal and the origins of our time /"
  • "Fear itself : The New Deal and the origins of our time /"
  • "Fear Itself : the New Deal and the Origins of Our Time."@en