Two Nations, Indivisible: A History of Inequality in America, 1st Edition

  • Jamie L. Bronstein
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  • ISBN-10: 1440838291
  • ISBN-13: 9781440838293
  • DDC: 339.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The book discusses the issue of inequality in America and how it manifested in various periods. Each chapter not only provides a full survey of the secondary literature related to the topic of inequality in the particular time period but also examines prescriptions from thinkers who espoused equality, including Thomas Paine, Thomas Skidmore, Henry George, Jane Addams, Upton Sinclair, and Harry Caudill. By assessing these and other arguments relevant to social change, this book helps readers understand the cases made for and against equality of opportunity and condition throughout U.S. history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The American Revolution and Equality.
2: Workingmen, Land, and the Age of Jackson: 1829–1865.
3: Free Labor and Social Darwinism: 1865–1900.
4: Liberalism in the Age of Monopoly: 1900–1929.
5: Challenge from the Left: 1929–1945.
6: The Great Compression and the War on Poverty: 1945–1979.
7: The Triumph of Neoliberalism: 1979–1999.
8: The New Inequality and the Lessons of the Past: 1999–Present.
Select Bibliography.
About the Author.