By Daniel T. RODGERS
"The such a lot belated of nations," Theodore Roosevelt known as his kingdom through the workmen's reimbursement struggle in 1907. past reformers, progressives of his day, and later New buyers lamented the nation's resistance to versions overseas 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 usually 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 U.S., Daniel Rodgers retells the tale of the vintage period of efforts to fix the damages of unbridled capitalism. He unearths the forgotten foreign roots of such options as urban making plans, rural cooperatives, modernist structure for public housing, and social assurance, between different reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the hot nice towns and rural existence, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social protection for operating humans, Rodgers reveals the interconnections, variations, exchanges, or even rivalries within the Atlantic region's social making plans. He uncovers the mammoth diffusion of expertise, rules, and motion that have been breathtaking of their variety and impact.
The scope of Atlantic Crossings is giant and peopled with the reformers, collage women and men, new specialists, bureaucrats, politicians, and talented amateurs. This lengthy durée of up to date social coverage encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the position of the kingdom, an recognition of the significance of workmanship in making executive coverage, and a reputation 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