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Two Nations, Indivisible : A History of Inequality in America (Hardcover) (Jamie Bronstein)
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While examining the arguments made in favor of egalitarianism, this book debunks the notion that the United States is now or has ever been a nation offering equal opportunity to all.
• Exposes the extent to which inequality exists—and has always existed—in the United States
• Traces the deep roots of the American concern about inequality and the ways in which that concern has taken different forms over time, from the movement for free homesteads, to the Populist movement, to the Progressives, to the career of Huey Long, to Occupy Wall Street
• Blends intellectual, social, and political history to explore arguments for and against equality of opportunity and equality of condition
• Shows the impact of such arguments at various levels of politics