Blues for America by Doug Dowd
A Critique, A Lament, and Some Memories

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"Blues for America is a scholar's deft survey of everything that happened between the 1920s and the 1990s-depressions, repressions, segregation, and wars-and the resistance that arose to each in turn, related with surprising wit and an amazingly gracious turn of phrase. And by weaving in bits of autobiography, Dowd has given us much more."
--Barbara Ehrenreich

 

About Doug Dowd

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Doug Dowd has taught at Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Cruz; San Jose State and San Francisco State Universities; and Cornell University, where he was Chair of the Economics Department. He has also received the Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and is the author of The Waste of Nations: Dysfunction in the World Economy; The Twisted Dream: Capitalist Development in the United States Since 1776; and Modern Economic Problems in Historical Perspective.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Monthly Review Press. 377 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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Though he stresses that he had not favored the electoral aims of the Peace & Freedom Party, Dowd agreed to serve as running mate in the group's fledgling 1968 presidential campaign of Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver.

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