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The Resource Stayin' alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class, Jefferson Cowie

Stayin' alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class, Jefferson Cowie

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Stayin' alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class
Title
Stayin' alive
Title remainder
the 1970s and the last days of the working class
Statement of responsibility
Jefferson Cowie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An epic account of how working class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, this work is a wide ranging cultural and political history that presents the decade in a whole new light. The author's work, part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film, and TV lore, makes new sense of the 1970s as a crucial and poorly understood transition from the optimism of New Deal America to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present. It takes us from the factory floors of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Detroit to the Washington of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. The author connects politics to culture, showing how the big screen and the jukebox can help us understand how America turned away from the radicalism of the 1960s and toward the patriotic promise of Ronald Reagan. He makes unexpected connections between the secrets of the Nixon White House and the failings of the George McGovern campaign, between radicalism and the blue collar backlash, and between the earthy twang of Merle Haggard's country music and the falsetto highs of Saturday Night Fever. He also captures nothing less than the defining characteristics of a new era, and asserts that the 1970s were the last stand of the American working class, a time when the goals of the New Deal finally faded away to make room for Reaganomics and a widening of the gap between classes. This is a book that attempts to define a misunderstood decade
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Cowie, Jefferson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.C69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Working class
  • Working class
  • United States
  • United States
  • Arbeidersklasse
  • Economische politiek
  • Cultuurverandering
  • Politieke verandering
  • Verenigde Staten
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Stayin' alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class, Jefferson Cowie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-445) and index
Contents
Old fashioned heroes of the new working class -- What kind of delegation is this? -- Nixon's class struggle -- I'm dying here -- A collective sadness -- The New Deal that never happened -- The important sound of things falling apart -- Dead man's town
Control code
353790908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781565848757
Lccn
2010010884
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)353790908
Label
Stayin' alive : the 1970s and the last days of the working class, Jefferson Cowie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-445) and index
Contents
Old fashioned heroes of the new working class -- What kind of delegation is this? -- Nixon's class struggle -- I'm dying here -- A collective sadness -- The New Deal that never happened -- The important sound of things falling apart -- Dead man's town
Control code
353790908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781565848757
Lccn
2010010884
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)353790908

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