The politics of rich and poor wealth and the American electorate in the Reagan aftermath by Kevin P. Phillips

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Published by Random House in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Wealth -- United States,
  • Poor -- United States,
  • Voting -- United States,
  • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-238) and index.

Book details

StatementKevin Phillips.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC110.W4 P48 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 262 p. :
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2217945M
ISBN 100394559541
LC Control Number89043419

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