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Introduction

Introduction  

Eric Rauchway

in The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365609
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10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.003.0888
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The Great Depression caused a profound crisis in the US. The world that broke down in 1929 broke down for reasons that had been predicted before. The Introduction gives a brief analysis of ... More
Conclusion: The New American Way at Home and Around the World

Conclusion: The New American Way at Home and Around the World  

Eric Rauchway

in The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365609
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10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.003.0008
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The Conclusion looks at the aftermath of the Great Depression and the end of the New Deal and the ramifications following this. The war didn't completely displace the idea of the New Deal. ... More
1. Was Reagan a Dummy?

1. Was Reagan a Dummy?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0001
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‘Was Reagan a dummy?’ asks whether the popular view of Reagan as unintelligent is just. Reagan was born in the Mid West, and attended Eureka College, where he discovered acting. A career in ... More
The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Gil Troy

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.001.0001
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Nearly two decades after that 1989 speech, debate continues to rage over just how revolutionary those Reagan years were. The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction identifies and ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0004
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‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?

4. Is capitalism everywhere the same?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0004
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‘Is capitalism everywhere the same?’ considers the diversity and/or uniformity of capitalist societies today by looking at the development and transformation of three systems of managed ... More
5. Varieties

5. Varieties  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0005
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Every developed country has a distinctive welfare state of its own. Welfare states generally rely on the same basic institutions, but these institutions can operate in different ways. ... More
The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction  

David Garland

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.001.0001
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The programmes that make up the welfare state vary from nation to nation and from time to time, and the balance between markets and government, and free enterprise and social protection, is ... More
3. Birth of the welfare state

3. Birth of the welfare state  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191780981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0003
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‘Birth of the welfare state’ describes the embryonic version of the welfare state in Germany with Chancellor Bismarck’s social insurance laws in the 1880s. A decade later governments in ... More
4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?

4. Was there, in Fact, a Reagan Revolution?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0004
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‘Was there, in fact, a Reagan revolution?’ asks whether Reagan's time in office corresponded with a great shift in political direction. Reagan understood that presidential power was limited ... More
5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?

5. Did the Democrats Fiddle as the Reaganauts Conquered Washington?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0005
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‘Did the Democrats fiddle as the Reaganauts conquered Washington?’ documents the actions of the Democratic party during the Reagan administration. In 1981 Democrats criticized Reagan on the ... More
7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?

7. Did the Reagan Revolution Succeed or Fail?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0007
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‘Did the Reagan Revolution succeed or fail?’ assesses the impact of Reagan's presidency. Reagan was a man on a mission, who never lost sight of his ideology but compromised when necessary. ... More
The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric Rauchway

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365609
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10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.001.0001
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9780195326345
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction explores the roots, events, and legacy of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. America's post-war ... More
6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921

6. Ebb tide, 1919–1921  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0007
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9780195311068
‘Ebb tide, 1919–1921’ explores what became of progressivism in the 1920s. The conditions in 1919 were worsened by economic downturns. The popular mood was one of disillusionment, due to ... More
7. Public opinion and its influence

7. Public opinion and its influence  

Richard M. Valelly

in American Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365692
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10.1093/actrade/9780195373851.003.0007
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‘Public opinion and its influence’ asks: Should pollsters be middlemen between the people and government? George Gallup and his fellow pioneers in polling paved a new way for elected ... More
4. The Economic System of Communism

4. The Economic System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
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10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0004
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9780199551545
‘The economic system of communism’ explains the differences between the economies of Western systems and those of Communist ones. All western systems were (and remain) basically capitalist, ... More
2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?

2. Do Americans Like their Government Big—or Small?  

Gil Troy

in The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365586
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10.1093/actrade/9780195317107.003.0002
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9780195317107
‘Do Americans like their government big — or small?’ explores historical American attitudes to big government. Reagan interpreted his 1980 election win as a mandate for revolution, but the ... More

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