Rethinking the 1950s : how anticommunism and the Cold War made America liberal

Jennifer A. Delton

Historians generally portray the 1950s as a conservative era when anticommunism and the Cold War subverted domestic reform, crushed political dissent, and ended liberal dreams of social democracy. These years, historians tell us, represented a turn to the right, a negation of New Deal liberalism, an end to reform. Jennifer A. Delton argues that, far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. Anticommunism solidified liberal political power and the Cold War justified liberal goals such as jobs creation, corporate regulation, economic redevelopment, and civil rights. She shows how despite President Eisenhower's professed conservativism, he maintained the highest tax rates in US history, expanded New Deal programs, and supported major civil rights reforms.

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Historians generally portray the 1950s as a conservative era when anticommunism and the Cold War subverted domestic reform, crushed political dissent, and ended liberal dreams of social democracy. These years, historians tell us, represented a turn to the right, a negation of New Deal liberalism, an end to reform. Jennifer A. Delton argues that, far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. Anticommunism solidified liberal political power and the Cold War justified liberal goals such as jobs creation, corporate regulation, economic redevelopment, and civil rights. She shows how despite President Eisenhower's professed conservativism, he maintained the highest tax rates in US history, expanded New Deal programs, and supported major civil rights reforms.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: the liberal fifties
  • 1. Anticommunist liberals
  • 2. Moderate Republicans
  • 3. Corporate liberals
  • 4. Conservatives
  • 5. Civil rights
  • 6. Eisenhower's liberal legacy.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: the liberal fifties
  • 1. Anticommunist liberals
  • 2. Moderate Republicans
  • 3. Corporate liberals
  • 4. Conservatives
  • 5. Civil rights
  • 6. Eisenhower's liberal legacy.

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書名 Rethinking the 1950s : how anticommunism and the Cold War made America liberal
著作者等 Delton, Jennifer A.
Delton Jennifer A.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 vii, 198 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781107011809
9781107620575
NCID BB14020299
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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