Stayin' Alive by Jefferson R. Cowie audiobook

Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

By Jefferson R. Cowie
Read by Tom Perkins

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4.12 Hours Unabridged
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A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin’ Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie’s remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. In this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film and television lore—Cowie, with “an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), reveals America’s fascinating path from rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present. Winner of the 2011 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the Best Book on American History Winner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social History Winner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book Prize Winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education

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A wide-ranging cultural and political history that will forever redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin’ Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie’s remarkable account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s. In this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film and television lore—Cowie, with “an ear for the power and poetry of vernacular speech” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), reveals America’s fascinating path from rising incomes and optimism of the New Deal to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present.

Winner of the 2011 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the Best Book on American History

Winner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social History

Winner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book Prize

Winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English