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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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"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." --
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  • ISBN: 9780316185431 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0316185434 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 470 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

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"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 1945-1989
Social conflict > United States > History.
Protest movements > United States > History.
Income distribution > United States > History.
Elite (Social sciences) > United States > History.
Power (Social sciences) > United States > History.
Acquiescence (Psychology) > History.
Social psychology > United States > History.

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