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The Problem of Jobs

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The Problem of Jobs

Guian A. McKee

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Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia
Contesting claims that postwar American liberalism retreated from fights against unemployment and economic inequality, The Problem of Jobs reveals that such efforts did not collapse after the New Deal but instead began to flourish at the local, rather than the national, level.With a focus on Philadelphia, this volume illuminates the central role of these local political and policy struggles in shaping the fortunes of city and citizen alike. In the process, it tells the remarkable story of how Philadelphia's policymakers and community activists energetically worked to challenge deindustrialization through an innovative series of job retention initiatives, training programs, inner-city business development projects, and early affirmative action programs. Without ignoring the failure of Philadelphians to combat institutionalized racism, Guian McKee's account of their surprising success draws a portrait of American liberalism that evinces a potency not usually associated with...
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  • ISBN: 9780226560144
  • Auteur: Guian A. McKee
  • Uitgave: University of Chicago Press
  • Jaar van uitgave: 2010
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 57515175
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