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American OligarchyThe Permanent Political Class

American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More

Chicago in the Age of CapitalClass, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book, a sweeping interpretive history of mid-nineteenth-century Chicago, traces the evolution of a modern social order. Combining historical and political detail with a theoretical frame, the ... More

A Contest of IdeasCapital, Politics, and Labor

A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Nelson Lichtenstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For more than thirty years the author of this book has deployed his scholarship—on labor, politics, and social thought—to chart the history and prospects of a progressive America. This book collects ... More

PalominoClinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

James J. Lorence and Donna Lorence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book presents the first comprehensive biography of progressive labor organizer, peace worker, and economist Clinton Jencks (1918–2005). A key figure in the radical International Union of Mine, ... More

Workers in Hard TimesA Long View of Economic Crises

Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Leon Fink, Joan Sangster, and Joseph A. McCartin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Seeking to historicize today's “Great Recession,” this volume of essays uses examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to situate the current economic crisis and its ... More

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