By Daniel T. RODGERS
"The such a lot belated of nations," Theodore Roosevelt known as his kingdom 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 types overseas for correctives to the backwardness of yankee social politics. Atlantic Crossings is the 1st significant account of the colourful foreign community that they constructed--so frequently obscured by means of notions of yankee exceptionalism--and of its profound impression at the usa from the 1870s via 1945.
On a story canvas that sweeps throughout Europe and the us, Daniel Rodgers retells the tale of the vintage period of efforts to fix the damages of unbridled capitalism. He finds the forgotten foreign roots of such ideas as urban making plans, rural cooperatives, modernist structure for public housing, and social coverage, between different reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the hot nice towns and rural lifestyles, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social defense for operating humans, Rodgers reveals the interconnections, variations, exchanges, or even rivalries within the Atlantic region's social making plans. He uncovers the great diffusion of expertise, principles, and motion that have been breathtaking of their variety and impact.
The scope of Atlantic Crossings is monstrous and peopled with the reformers, college women and men, new specialists, bureaucrats, politicians, and proficient amateurs. This lengthy durée of up to date social coverage encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the position of the country, 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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