The Age of Aquiescenence
The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Publisher: Little, Brown
Year Published: 2015
Pages: 480pp ISBN: 9780316185431
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX17496
A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? Fraser sets out to solve that mystery.