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The Resource Pocketbook politics : economic citizenship in twentieth-century America, Meg Jacobs, (electronic book)

Pocketbook politics : economic citizenship in twentieth-century America, Meg Jacobs, (electronic book)

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Pocketbook politics : economic citizenship in twentieth-century America
Title
Pocketbook politics
Title remainder
economic citizenship in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Meg Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, Meg Jacobs demonstrates how pocketbook politics provided the engine for American political conflict throughout the last century. From Woodrow Wilson to Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon, national politics turned on public anger over the high cost of living." "Beginning with the explosion of prices at the turn of the century, every strike, demonstration, and boycott was, in effect, a protest against rising prices and inadequate income. On one side, a reform coalition of ordinary Americans, mass retailers, and national politicians fought for laws and policies that promoted militant unionism, government price controls, and a Keynesian program of full employment. On the other, small businessmen fiercely resisted this low-price, high-wage agenda, which threatened to bankrupt them." "Pocketbook Politics offers a new interpretation of state power by integrating popular politics and elite policymaking. Unlike most social historians who focus exclusively on consumers at the grassroots, Jacobs breaks new methodological ground by insisting on the centrality of national politics and the state in the nearly century-long fight to fulfill the American Dream of abundance."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Jacobs, Meg
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Purchasing power
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Pocketbook politics : economic citizenship in twentieth-century America, Meg Jacobs, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10777529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400843787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Pocketbook politics : economic citizenship in twentieth-century America, Meg Jacobs, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10777529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400843787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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