Daniel Rodgers Age of Fracture

Rodgers cover

(Cover image courtesy of the publisher)

Daniel Rodgers, Princeton’s Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, offers a powerful reinterpretation of the ways in which the decades surrounding the 1980s changed America in his Bancroft Prize-winning book. Through a contagion of visions and metaphors, on both the intellectual right and the intellectual left, earlier notions of history and society that stressed solidity, collective institutions and social circumstances gave way to a more individualized human nature that emphasized choice, agency, performance and desire.

(Harvard University Press, 2011)