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The Resource The fall of Wisconsin : the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics, Dan Kaufman

The fall of Wisconsin : the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics, Dan Kaufman

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The fall of Wisconsin : the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics
Title
The fall of Wisconsin
Title remainder
the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics
Statement of responsibility
Dan Kaufman
Title variation
Conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The untold story behind the most shocking political upheaval in the country. For more than a century, Wisconsin has been known nationwide for its progressive ideas and government. It famously served as a "laboratory of democracy," a cradle of the labor and environmental movements, and birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea, which championed expertise in the service of the common good. But following a Republican sweep of the state's government in 2010, Wisconsin's political heritage was overturned, and the state went Republican for the first time in three decades in the 2016 presidential election, elevating Donald J. Trump to the presidency. The Fall of Wisconsin is a deeply reported, searing account of how the state's progressive tradition was undone and turned into a model for national conservatives bent on remaking the country. Dan Kaufman, a Wisconsin native who has been covering the story for several years, traces the history of progressivism that made Wisconsin so widely admired, from the work of celebrated politicians like Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and Gaylord Nelson, to local traditions like Milwaukee's "sewer socialism," to the conservationist ideas of Aldo Leopold and the state's Native American tribes. Kaufman reveals how the "divide-and-conquer" strategy of Governor Scott Walker and his allies pitted Wisconsin's citizens against one another so powerful corporations and wealthy donors could effectively take control of state government. As a result, laws protecting voting rights, labor unions, the environment, and public education were rapidly dismantled."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1970-
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Kaufman, Dan
Dewey number
320.9775
Index
index present
LC call number
F586.2
LC item number
.K38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Conservatism
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Wisconsin
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The fall of Wisconsin : the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics, Dan Kaufman
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The people's home -- Divide and conquer -- The last deer on earth -- The model for the country -- Worker against worker -- The seventh fire -- Which shall rule, wealth or man? -- Epilogue
Control code
1715991
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780393635201
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018016668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The fall of Wisconsin : the conservative conquest of a progressive bastion and the future of American politics, Dan Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The people's home -- Divide and conquer -- The last deer on earth -- The model for the country -- Worker against worker -- The seventh fire -- Which shall rule, wealth or man? -- Epilogue
Control code
1715991
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780393635201
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018016668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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