9781107620575-1107620570-Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal

Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal

ISBN-13: 9781107620575
ISBN-10: 1107620570
Author: Delton, Jennifer A.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 203 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107620575
ISBN-10: 1107620570
Author: Delton, Jennifer A.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 203 pages

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Acknowledged authors Delton, Jennifer A. wrote Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal comprising 203 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107620570 and 9781107620575. Since then Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Historians generally portray the 1950s as a conservative era when anticommunism and the Cold War subverted domestic reform, crushed political dissent, and ended liberal dreams of social democracy. These years, historians tell us, represented a turn to the right, a negation of New Deal liberalism, an end to reform. Jennifer A. Delton argues that, far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. Anticommunism solidified liberal political power and the Cold War justified liberal goals such as jobs creation, corporate regulation, economic redevelopment, and civil rights. She shows how despite President Eisenhower's professed conservativism, he maintained the highest tax rates in U.S. history, expanded New Deal programs, and supported major civil rights reforms.

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