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By Daniel T. RODGERS

"The so much belated of nations," Theodore Roosevelt known as his state throughout the workmen's repayment struggle in 1907. past reformers, progressives of his day, and later New buyers lamented the nation's resistance to versions in another country for correctives to the backwardness of yankee social politics. Atlantic Crossings is the 1st significant account of the colourful foreign community that they constructed--so usually obscured by means of notions of yank exceptionalism--and of its profound impression at the usa from the 1870s via 1945.

On a story canvas that sweeps throughout Europe and the U.S., Daniel Rodgers retells the tale of the vintage period of efforts to fix the damages of unbridled capitalism. He finds the forgotten foreign roots of such options as urban making plans, rural cooperatives, modernist structure for public housing, and social assurance, between different reforms. From small beginnings to reconstructions of the recent nice towns and rural lifestyles, and to the wide-ranging mechanics of social defense for operating humans, Rodgers reveals the interconnections, diversifications, exchanges, or even rivalries within the Atlantic region's social making plans. He uncovers the huge diffusion of expertise, principles, and motion that have been breathtaking of their variety and impact.

The scope of Atlantic Crossings is mammoth and peopled with the reformers, collage women and men, new specialists, bureaucrats, politicians, and talented amateurs. This lengthy durée of up to date social coverage encompassed fierce debate, new conceptions of the function of the kingdom, an attractiveness of the significance of craftsmanship in making govt coverage, and a attractiveness of a shared future in a newly created world.

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