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Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

by Jefferson R. Cowie

Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 9781595587077
Pages: 468
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-05
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A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin' Alive is prizewinning historian Jefferson Cowie's remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. In this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film, and television lore—Cowie, with "an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), reveals America's fascinating path from the rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present. Winner Of The 2011 Francis Parkman Prize From The Society Of American Histories For The Best Book On American History Winner Of The 2011 Merle Curti Prize From The Organization Of American Historians For The Best Book In American Social History Winner Of The 2011 Labor History Best Book Prize Winner of The 2011 Best Book Award From The United Association For Labor Education