Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pg. 99: Louis Galambos's "The Creative Society"

Today's feature at the Page 99 Test: The Creative Society - and the Price Americans Paid for It by Louis Galambos.

About the book, from the publisher:
The Creative Society is the first history to look at modern America through the eyes of its emerging ranks of professional experts, including lawyers, scientists, doctors, administrators, business managers, teachers, policy specialists, and urban planners. Covering the period from the 1890s to the early twenty-first century, Louis Galambos examines the history that shaped professionals and, in turn, their role in shaping modern America. He considers the roles of education, anti-Semitism, racism, and elitism in shaping and defining the professional cadre and examines how matters of gender, race, and ethnicity determined whether women, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East were admitted to the professional ranks. He also discusses the role professionals played in urbanizing the United States, keeping the economy efficient and innovative, showing the government how to provide the people a greater measure of security and equity, and guiding the world's leading industrial power in coping with its complex, frequently dangerous foreign relations.
Learn more about The Creative Society at the Cambridge University Press website.

Louis Galambos is professor of History and Editor, The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, at The Johns Hopkins University.

The Page 99 Test: The Creative Society.

--Marshal Zeringue