The Politics of Upheaval

The Politics of Upheaval

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Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatist's eye for vivid detail and a scholar's respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever.Those labels were used by journalists at the time, though with little agreement as to what the exact distinction was. ... After all, they had the same ultimate goal a€” to offset the power of business by the power of government. Wilsona#39;s New Freedom thus ended by adopting some of the projects of TRa#39;s New Nationalism.

Title:The Politics of Upheaval
Author:Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2003


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