By Daniel T. RODGERS
"The so much belated of nations," Theodore Roosevelt referred to as his state in the course of the workmen's repayment struggle in 1907. previous reformers, progressives of his day, and later New buyers lamented the nation's resistance to versions in a foreign country for correctives to the backwardness of yank social politics. Atlantic Crossings is the 1st significant account of the colourful overseas community that they constructed--so frequently obscured through notions of yank exceptionalism--and of its profound effect at the usa from the 1870s via 1945.
On a story canvas that sweeps throughout Europe and the USA, Daniel Rodgers retells the tale of the vintage period of efforts to fix the damages of unbridled capitalism. He unearths the forgotten overseas roots of such options as urban making plans, rural cooperatives, modernist structure for public housing, and social coverage, between different reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the recent nice towns and rural lifestyles, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social protection for operating humans, Rodgers reveals the interconnections, diversifications, exchanges, or even rivalries within the Atlantic region's social making plans. He uncovers the big diffusion of expertise, principles, and motion that have been breathtaking of their diversity and impact.
The scope of Atlantic Crossings is giant and peopled with the reformers, college women and men, new specialists, bureaucrats, politicians, and talented amateurs. This lengthy durée of latest social coverage encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the position of the nation, an attractiveness of the significance of craftsmanship in making govt coverage, and a acceptance of a shared future in a newly created world.
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Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age by Daniel T. RODGERS