The Gifted Generation

When Government Was Good
Author(s): David Goldfield
Original Publish Date: Nov 30, 2017
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Product Number: Z100107579
Released: Nov 30, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681689593
Narrator/s: Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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A sweeping and path-breaking history of the post-World War II decades, during which an activist federal government guided the country toward the first real flowering of the American Dream In The Gifted Generation, historian David Goldfield examines the generation immediately after World War II and argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era. Following the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, the returning vets and their children took the unprecedented economic growth and federal activism to new heights. This generation was led by presidents who believed in the commonwealth ideal: the belief that federal legislation, by encouraging individual opportunity, would result in the betterment of the entire nation. In the years after the war, these presidents created an outpouring of federal legislation that changed how and where people lived, their access to higher education, and their stewardship of the environment. They also spearheaded historic efforts to level the playing field for minorities, women, and immigrants. But this dynamic did not last, and Goldfield shows how the shrinking of the federal government shut subsequent generations off from those gifts.


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The Gifted Generation
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Author(s): David Goldfield
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
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Author(s): David Goldfield
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