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Prisoners of the American Dream : Politics and Economy in the History of the Us Working Class - Mike Davis

Prisoners of the American Dream

Politics and Economy in the History of the Us Working Class

Paperback Published: 17th May 2000
ISBN: 9781859842485
Number Of Pages: 332

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Prisoners of the American Dream is Mike Davis’s brilliant exegesis of a persistent and major analytical problem for Marxist historians and political economists: Why has the world’s most industrially advanced nation never spawned a mass party of the working class? This series of essays surveys the history of the American bourgeois democratic revolution from its Jacksonian beginnings to the rise of the New Right and the re-election of Ronal Reagan, concluding with some bracing thoughts on the prospects for progressive politics in the United States.

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"Impressive - a perceptive and rigorous structural analysis." - David Montgomery, The Nation "One of the most uncompromising books about American political economy ever written - brilliant, provocative, and exhaustively researched." - Village Voice Literary Supplement "One of the most trenchant and original analyses of American politics." - Socialist Review

The Haymarket Seriesp. ii
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Labor and American Politicsp. 1
Why the Us Working Class is Differentp. 3
The Barren Marriage of American Labor and the Democratic Partyp. 52
The Fall of the House of Laborp. 102
The Age of Reaganp. 155
The New Right's Road to Powerp. 157
The Political Economy of Late- Imperial Americap. 181
Reaganomics' Magical Mystery Tourp. 231
Epilogue Inventing the American Leftp. 301
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781859842485
ISBN-10: 1859842488
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 17th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2