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The Resource The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again, Robert D. Putnam ; with Shaylyn Romney Garrett

The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again, Robert D. Putnam ; with Shaylyn Romney Garrett

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The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again
Title
The upswing
Title remainder
how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Putnam ; with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"--
  • This is the worst of times... but we've been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. As the twentieth century opened, America became more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society on the upswing, more focused on our responsibilities to one another and less focused on our narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s these trends reversed, leaving us in today's disarray. Putnam analyzes the confluence of trends that brought us from an "I" society to a "We" society and then back again. -- adapted from jacket
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Putnam, Robert D
Dewey number
  • 306/.0973
  • 302.5/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Garrett, Shaylyn Romney
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  • Individualism
  • Individualism
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again, Robert D. Putnam ; with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-445) and index
Contents
What's past is prologue -- Economics : the rise and fall of equality -- Politics : from tribalism to comity and back again -- Society : between isolation and solidarity -- Culture : individualism vs. community -- Race and the American "we" -- Gender and the American "we" -- The arc of the twentieth century -- Drift and mastery
Control code
on1142896590
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9781982129156
Lccn
2020001227
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142896590
Label
The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again, Robert D. Putnam ; with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-445) and index
Contents
What's past is prologue -- Economics : the rise and fall of equality -- Politics : from tribalism to comity and back again -- Society : between isolation and solidarity -- Culture : individualism vs. community -- Race and the American "we" -- Gender and the American "we" -- The arc of the twentieth century -- Drift and mastery
Control code
on1142896590
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9781982129156
Lccn
2020001227
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142896590

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