David Stebenne unwraps how the middle class was created but then could not hold in his book Promised Land, How the Rise of the Middle Class Transformed America, 1929-1968. Stebenne details the social, economic, and political realities that picked us up from the Great Depression, especially if you were white and male, and by the 1950’s had hoisted the country into prosperity with a burgeoning middle class; by 1968 the cracks were too wide to ignore, and the country has been yearning and grumbling ever since. David is a specialist in modern American political and legal history, is widely published, teaches at Ohio State University, and joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation, Sunday, November 1st at 10am on KRCB’s A Novel Idea.
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(Photo: Courtesy of the author)