The Forgotten Americans

Download or Read eBook The Forgotten Americans PDF written by Isabel Sawhill and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Forgotten Americans

Book Synopsis The Forgotten Americans by : Isabel Sawhill

A sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation's economic inequalities One of the country's leading scholars on economics and social policy, Isabel Sawhill addresses the enormous divisions in American society--economic, cultural, and political--and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike. And yet both have a role to play in improving the country for all. Sawhill argues for a policy agenda based on mainstream values, such as family, education, and work. Although many have lost faith in government programs designed to help them, there are still trusted institutions on both the local and the federal level that can deliver better job opportunities and higher wages to those who have been left behind. At the same time, the private sector needs to reexamine how it trains and rewards employees. This book provides a clear-headed and middle-way path to a better-functioning society in which personal responsibility is honored and inclusive capitalism and more broadly shared growth are once more the norm.

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  • Publisher – Yale University Press
  • Total Pages – 268
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780300230369
  • ISBN-13 – 0300230362

The Forgotten Americans

Download or Read eBook The Forgotten Americans PDF written by John E. Schwarz and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1993 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Forgotten Americans

Book Synopsis The Forgotten Americans by : John E. Schwarz

"John E. Schwarz and Thomas J. Volgy have joined forces to produce an incisive analysis of the nation's economic problems, illustrated their book with real people, and linked their material to the political process. This is a major contribution to the most important debate taking place in America. --Thomas B. Edsall

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  • Publisher – W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Pages – 244
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  • ISBN-10 – 0393310744
  • ISBN-13 – 9780393310740

Forgotten Americans

Download or Read eBook Forgotten Americans PDF written by Willard Sterne Randall and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Forgotten Americans

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  • Total Pages – 280
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  • ISBN-10 – 0760788715
  • ISBN-13 – 9780760788714

The Forgotten Fifth

Download or Read eBook The Forgotten Fifth PDF written by Gary B Nash and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Forgotten Fifth

Book Synopsis The Forgotten Fifth by : Gary B Nash

As the United States gained independence, a full fifth of the country's population was African American. The experiences of these men and women have been largely ignored in the accounts of the colonies' glorious quest for freedom. In this compact volume, Gary B. Nash reorients our understanding of early America, and reveals the perilous choices of the founding fathers that shaped the nation's future. Nash tells of revolutionary fervor arousing a struggle for freedom that spiraled into the largest slave rebellion in American history, as blacks fled servitude to fight for the British, who promised freedom in exchange for military service. The Revolutionary Army never matched the British offer, and most histories of the period have ignored this remarkable story. The conventional wisdom says that abolition was impossible in the fragile new republic. Nash, however, argues that an unusual convergence of factors immediately after the war created a unique opportunity to dismantle slavery. The founding fathers' failure to commit to freedom led to the waning of abolitionism just as it had reached its peak. In the opening decades of the nineteenth century, as Nash demonstrates, their decision enabled the ideology of white supremacy to take root, and with it the beginnings of an irreparable national fissure. The moral failure of the Revolution was paid for in the 1860s with the lives of the 600,000 Americans killed in the Civil War. "The Forgotten Fifth" is a powerful story of the nation's multiple, and painful, paths to freedom.

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  • Publisher – Harvard University Press
  • Total Pages – 248
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780674041349
  • ISBN-13 – 0674041348

Forgotten Americans

Download or Read eBook Forgotten Americans PDF written by Isabel Sawhill and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-25 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Forgotten Americans

Book Synopsis Forgotten Americans by : Isabel Sawhill

A sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities One of the country’s leading scholars on economics and social policy, Isabel Sawhill addresses the enormous divisions in American society—economic, cultural, and political—and what might be done to bridge them. Widening inequality and the loss of jobs to trade and technology has left a significant portion of the American workforce disenfranchised and skeptical of governments and corporations alike. And yet both have a role to play in improving the country for all. Sawhill argues for a policy agenda based on mainstream values, such as family, education, and work. While many have lost faith in government programs designed to help them, there are still trusted institutions on both the local and federal level that can deliver better job opportunities and higher wages to those who have been left behind. At the same time, the private sector needs to reexamine how it trains and rewards employees. This book provides a clear-headed and middle-way path to a better-functioning society in which personal responsibility is honored and inclusive capitalism and more broadly shared growth are once more the norm.

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  • Publisher – Yale University Press
  • Total Pages – 268
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780300241068
  • ISBN-13 – 0300241062