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Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Lily Geismer


This book traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new light on the importance of suburban liberalism in modern American political culture. Focusing on the suburbs along the high-tech corridor of Route 128 around Boston, the book challenges conventional scholarly assessments of Massachusetts exceptionalism, the decline of liberalism, and suburban politics in the wake of the rise of the New Right and the Reagan Revolution in the ... More

Keywords: modern liberalism, Democratic Party, suburban liberalism, modern America, American politics, high-tech corridor, Route 128, suburban politics, Reagan Revolution, New Right

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157238
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lily Geismer, author
Claremont McKenna College