Fear Itself The New Deal And The Origins Of Our Time
“A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”―Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself changes the ground rules for our understanding of this pivotal era in American history.
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time [ Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time by Katznelson, Ira ( Author ) Hardcover Mar- 2013 ] Hardcover Mar- 01- 2013
Fine 0871404508 2013. Black paper covered boards; jacket is taped to book at front and rear boards; 8vo, 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; address label in corner of free front endpaper; Interior clean and unmarked; 706 pages.
Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself finally examines this pivotal American era through a sweeping international lens that juxtaposes a struggling democracy with enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Ira Katznelson, "a towering figure in the study of American and European history" (Cornel West), boldly 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.