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The gifted generation : when government was good, David Goldfield

Label
The gifted generation : when government was good
Title
The gifted generation
Title remainder
when government was good
Statement of responsibility
David Goldfield
Title variation
When government was good
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of the post-World War II decades traces the efforts of an activist federal government to guide the U.S. toward a realization of the American Dream, exploring the era's unprecedented economic, social, and environmental growth. --Publisher
  • "In The Gifted Generation, a fresh interpretation of post-World War II America, historian David Goldfield examines the generation immediately after the war. He argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era. Following the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, the returning vets and their children took the unprecedented economic growth and federal activism to new heights. This generation was led by presidents who believed in the commonwealth ideal: that federal legislation, by encouraging individual opportunity, would result in the betterment of the entire nation. In the years after the war, these presidents created an outpouring of federal legislation that changed how and where people lived, their access to higher education, and their stewardship of the environment. They also spearheaded historic efforts to level the playing field for minorities, women and immigrants. But this dynamic did not last, and Goldfield shows how the shrinking and redirection of federal policy limited the opportunities of subsequent generations. David Goldfield brings this unprecedented surge in American legislative and cultural history to life as he explores the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon Baines Johnson and the lives of ordinary Americans. He brilliantly shows how the nation's leaders persevered to create the conditions for the most gifted generation in U.S. history."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
A history of the post-World War II decades traces the efforts of an activist federal government to guide the U.S. toward a realization of the American Dream, exploring the era's unprecedented economic, social, and environmental growth
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10574453
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Goldfield, David R.
Dewey number
  • 320.97309/04
  • 306.2/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E741
LC item number
.G65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social change
  • Baby boom generation
  • Federal government
  • Public investments
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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when government was good
Label
The gifted generation : when government was good, David Goldfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 498-511) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Good government -- Part I: Crossing the meridian. Moving ; Pioneers ; The plowboy ; To secure these rights ; South by north ; The scarlet letter ; The endless frontier ; "To hell with Jews, Jesuits, and steamships!" -- Part II: Settlement. The Swedish Jew ; The wheels of justice ; Yesterday ; Tomorrow ; Steps ; Confidence -- Part III: Gifts. The cowboy ; Interlude ; Being Lincoln ; Patrimony ; A woman's world ; The great American breakthrough ; Blood -- Part IV: The great regression. Party lines ; The populist moment ; Stall ; The color line ; The old country ; The great regression
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 534 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620400883
Lccn
2017020004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987909544
  • (OCoLC)ocn987909544
  • 554402
Label
The gifted generation : when government was good, David Goldfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 498-511) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Good government -- Part I: Crossing the meridian. Moving ; Pioneers ; The plowboy ; To secure these rights ; South by north ; The scarlet letter ; The endless frontier ; "To hell with Jews, Jesuits, and steamships!" -- Part II: Settlement. The Swedish Jew ; The wheels of justice ; Yesterday ; Tomorrow ; Steps ; Confidence -- Part III: Gifts. The cowboy ; Interlude ; Being Lincoln ; Patrimony ; A woman's world ; The great American breakthrough ; Blood -- Part IV: The great regression. Party lines ; The populist moment ; Stall ; The color line ; The old country ; The great regression
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 534 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620400883
Lccn
2017020004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987909544
  • (OCoLC)ocn987909544
  • 554402

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