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The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Isser Woloch

Abstract

Toward the end of World War II, the three democracies faced a common choice: return to the civic order of prewar normalcy or embark instead on a path of progressive transformation. This book assesses the progressive agendas that crystallized in each of the allied democracies: their roots in the interwar decades, their development during wartime, the struggles to enact them in the early postwar years, and the mixed outcomes in each country. The book examines three progressive postwar manifestos that reveal a common agenda in the three nations. The issues at stake included priorities for reconst ... More

Keywords: World War II, reconstruction, reconversion, economic planning, price control, trade unions, social security, national health care, public housing, educational reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300124354
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300124354.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isser Woloch, author
Columbia University