Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital, and the State

3.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780700604968: Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital, and the State
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this provocative reassessment of New Deal policymaking, Rhonda Levine argues that the major constraints upon and catalysts for FDR's policies were rooted in class conflict. Countering recent neo-Marxist and state-centered theories, which focus solely on administrative and bureaucratic structures or on the "fragmented character of the state apparatus," she contends that too little attention has been paid to the effect of class struggle on New Deal policymaking.

Drawing on a vast array of archival sources, Levine shows that Roosevelt's plans for economic recovery reflected compromises not only between capitalist and working classes, but also among factions within the capitalist class itself. The National Labor Relations Act, for example, was passed to defuse the increasing militance of the working class, while the National Industrial Recovery Act was created not only to overcome obstacles to industrial expansion but also to unify the sharply divided ranks of big business.

Levine demonstrates that the NLRA and related programs were a direct response to both unemployed workers' demands for federal relief and employed workers' resistance to decreased wages and increased hours. These concessions were linked to the Democratic Party's realignment with and assimilation of the working class, which, ironically, resulted in organized labor's support of the existing political and economic order. Ultimately, these policies and shifts laid the foundation for a new and more accelerated phase of industrial development after World War II.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"This book is an exemplar of how to proceed in historical sociology. Levine makes a major theoretical contribution to recent debates about the autonomy of the state and the relative impact of business and labor on state policies. Her core argument is a judicious and well-doicumented critique of the state-centered approach, which alone makes her study both controversial and important. Well reasoned and thoroughly documented, Levine's book is also exceptionally well written and should be read by anyone interested in twentieth-century American history, historical sociology, theories of the state, and policy develpment."--Jill S. Quadago, author of The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State

About the Author:

Rhonda F. Levine is associate professor of sociology at Colgate University and coeditor of Recapturing Marxism: An Appraisal of Recent Trends in Sociological Theory.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780700603732: Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital, and the State (Studies in Historical Social Change)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0700603735 ISBN 13:  9780700603732
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas, 1988
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Levine, Rhonda F.
Published by University Press of Kansas (1988)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 1988. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Levine, Rhonda F
Published by Univ Kansas Press
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Kansas Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2633825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Rhonda F. Levine
Published by University Press of Kansas, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, United States, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this reassessment of New Deal policymaking, Rhonda Levine argues that the major constraints upon and catalysts for Roosevelt's policies were rooted in class conflict. Countering neo-Marxist and state-centred theories, which focus on administrative and bureaucratic structures, she contends that too little attention has been paid to the effect of class struggle. Levine analyzes the balance of class forces during the Great Depression and the ways in which they shaped the formulation, implementation and consequences of federal policies. Seller Inventory # TNP9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Levine, Rhonda F.
Published by University Press of Kansas 9/30/1988 (1988)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas 9/30/1988, 1988. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital and the State. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Levine, Rhonda F
Published by University Press of Kansas (2018)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0700604960

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Rhonda F. Levine
Published by University Press of Kansas, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, United States, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this reassessment of New Deal policymaking, Rhonda Levine argues that the major constraints upon and catalysts for Roosevelt's policies were rooted in class conflict. Countering neo-Marxist and state-centred theories, which focus on administrative and bureaucratic structures, she contends that too little attention has been paid to the effect of class struggle. Levine analyzes the balance of class forces during the Great Depression and the ways in which they shaped the formulation, implementation and consequences of federal policies. Seller Inventory # APC9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Rhonda F. Levine
Published by University Press of Kansas, United States (1991)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, United States, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this reassessment of New Deal policymaking, Rhonda Levine argues that the major constraints upon and catalysts for Roosevelt's policies were rooted in class conflict. Countering neo-Marxist and state-centred theories, which focus on administrative and bureaucratic structures, she contends that too little attention has been paid to the effect of class struggle. Levine analyzes the balance of class forces during the Great Depression and the ways in which they shaped the formulation, implementation and consequences of federal policies. Seller Inventory # APC9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Rhonda F Levine
Published by University Press of Kansas
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas. Paperback. Condition: New. 232 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.In this provocative reassessment of New Deal policymaking, Rhonda Levine argues that the major constraints upon and catalysts for FDRs policies were rooted in class conflict. Countering recent neo-Marxist and state-centered theories, which focus solely on administrative and bureaucratic structures or on the fragmented character of the state apparatus, she contends that too little attention has been paid to the effect of class struggle on New Deal policymaking. Drawing on a vast array of archival sources, Levine shows that Roosevelts plans for economic recovery reflected compromises not only between capitalist and working classes, but also among factions within the capitalist class itself. The National Labor Relations Act, for example, was passed to defuse the increasing militance of the working class, while the National Industrial Recovery Act was created not only to overcome obstacles to industrial expansion but also to unify the sharply divided ranks of big business. Levine demonstrates that the NLRA and related programs were a direct response to both unemployed workers demands for federal relief and employed workers resistance to decreased wages and increased hours. These concessions were linked to the Democratic Partys realignment with and assimilation of the working class, which, ironically, resulted in organized labors support of the existing political and economic order. Ultimately, these policies and shifts laid the foundation for a new and more accelerated phase of industrial development after World War II. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Levine, Rhonda F.
Published by University Press of Kansas (1988)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 1988. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780700604968

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Rhonda F. Levine
Published by University Press Of Kansas (1988)
ISBN 10: 0700604960 ISBN 13: 9780700604968
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press Of Kansas, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0700604960

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book