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Published: 07 February 2008

400 Pages | 15 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780195329100

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Inventing the "American Way"

The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Wall

  • Innovative argument about the hard-fought campaign to create a consensus on American values
  • Traces the self-conscious construction of concepts such as the "American way", the "Judeo-Christian tradition", and "free enterprise"
  • Brings together the histories of labour and big business, politics and social movements, highbrow intellectuals and lowbrow pop culture, religious and racial conflict, domestic and foreign policy