The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


It took decades to get ourselves into this mess. It's going to take decades to get out of it. Fraser makes that all too clear in a book that deserves to spark a national conversation. Here's hoping.

Though utilizing a focus unconventional for a history text and closing on bittersweet notes, The Age of Acquiescence is an engaging, thoughtful, and, at times, inspirational read.


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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316333740

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 851 KB

Language: English


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