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The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia

Guian A. McKee


Contesting claims that postwar American liberalism retreated from fights against unemployment and economic inequality, this book reveals that such efforts did not collapse after the New Deal but instead began to flourish at the local, rather than the national, level. With a focus on Philadelphia, it illuminates the central role of these local political and policy struggles in shaping the fortunes of city and citizen alike. In the process, the book tells the remarkable story of how Philadelphia's policymakers and community activists energetically worked to challenge deindustrialization through ... More

Keywords: jobs, liberalism, Philadelphia, New Deal, deindustrialization, training programs, racism, unemployment, business development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226560120
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226560144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guian A. McKee, author