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An Age of Social Politics

Daniel T. Rodgers

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230576
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0011
An Age of Social Politics

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This chapter examines the age of social politics, which was the fourth great phase in the history of the relationship between the emergent United States and Europe. The first section reveals that this phase occurred between the period of revolutionary nation building and the age of world hegemony of the United States. The strength of the Atlantic progressive connection is illustrated through an inventory of the legislation that moved through it from Europe to the United States. The chapter also describes the end of the age of social politics, and states that in the age of U.S. hegemony, American history is now international history due to the weight of its world force and presence. It also shows that foreign models no longer have a major public role in American politics.

Keywords: social politics; world hegemony; nation building; legislation; U.S. hegemony; foreign models

Chapter.  10789 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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