Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s

Columbia Studies in Contempora
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This is an exceptionally smart, utterly realistic, and splendidly narrated study of a vital political issue that historians of the 1960s have ignored--until now. Michael Flamm explains how the fear of urban crime helped end the liberal era and begin the conservative ascendancy. It will provoke and enlighten anyone who reads it. -- Michael Kazin, Georgetown University, co-author, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s Law and Order is an important work that will change how historians discuss the Sixties era. Flamm's work stands alone as a balanced, sophisticated account of how liberal and conservative politicians debated street crime, urban disorders, and civil unrest. Based on impeccable research, it lays out the electoral price national liberal politicians paid for inadequately addressing Americans' strong concerns about criminality and disorder while also exploring how key conservative politicians captured the law and order issue and rode it to electoral victory. Law and Order is well written, cogent and thought provoking. -- David Farber, Temple University, author of Chicago '68
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Delinquency and Opportunity
2. Law and Order Unleashed
3. The War on Crime
4. The Conservative Tide
5. The Politics of Civil Disorder
6. The Liberal Quagmire
7. The Politics of Safe Streets
8. Death, Disorder, and Debate
9. Law and Order Triumphant
Epilogue
Bibliography
Law and Order offers a valuable new study of the political and social history of the 1960s. It presents a sophisticated account of how the issues of street crime and civil unrest enhanced the popularity of conservatives, eroded the credibility of liberals, and transformed the landscape of American politics. Ultimately, the legacy of law and order was a political world in which the grand ambitions of the Great Society gave way to grim expectations.
Autor: Michael Flamm
Michael W. Flamm

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Autor: Michael Flamm
ISBN-13 :: 9780231115131
ISBN: 023111513X
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.2007
Verlag: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Gewicht: 413g
Seiten: 294
Sprache: Englisch
Altersempfehlung: 22 - 99 Jahre
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 225x147x18 mm
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