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By Lily Geismer

ISBN-10: 0691157235

ISBN-13: 9780691157238

ISBN-10: 069117623X

ISBN-13: 9780691176239

Don't Blame Us lines the reorientation of recent liberalism and the Democratic celebration clear of their roots in hard work union halls of northern towns to white-collar pros in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new gentle at the value of suburban liberalism in glossy American political tradition. targeting the suburbs alongside the high-tech hall of path 128 round Boston, Lily Geismer demanding situations traditional scholarly checks of Massachusetts exceptionalism, the decline of liberalism, and suburban politics within the wake of the increase of the hot correct and the Reagan Revolution within the Seventies and Eighties. even if just a small section of the inhabitants, wisdom pros in Massachusetts and in different places have come to wield great political leverage and tool. via probing the chances and boundaries of those suburban liberals, this wealthy and nuanced account exhibits that—far from being an exception to nationwide trends—the suburbs of Massachusetts supply a version for realizing nationwide political realignment and suburban politics within the moment half the 20 th century.

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