By Daniel T. RODGERS

ISBN-10: 0674002016

ISBN-13: 9780674002012

ISBN-10: 0674051319

ISBN-13: 9780674051317

"The such a lot belated of nations," Theodore Roosevelt referred to as his state throughout the workmen's repayment struggle in 1907. previous reformers, progressives of his day, and later New buyers lamented the nation's resistance to types in another country for correctives to the backwardness of yank social politics. Atlantic Crossings is the 1st significant account of the colourful foreign community that they constructed--so usually obscured via notions of yank exceptionalism--and of its profound impression 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 finds the forgotten overseas roots of such concepts as urban making plans, rural cooperatives, modernist structure for public housing, and social assurance, between different reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the recent nice towns and rural lifestyles, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social defense for operating humans, Rodgers unearths the interconnections, variations, exchanges, or even rivalries within the Atlantic region's social making plans. He uncovers the great diffusion of expertise, rules, and motion that have been breathtaking of their variety and impact.

The scope of Atlantic Crossings is colossal and peopled with the reformers, college women and men, new specialists, bureaucrats, politicians, and proficient amateurs. This lengthy durée of latest social coverage encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the function of the nation, an popularity of the significance of workmanship in making executive coverage, and a attractiveness of a shared future in a newly created world.

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