FEAR ITSELF by Ira Katznelson

March 20, 2013

Ira Katznelson spoke about his book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

In Katznelson’s telling, racism and the Jim Crow South played major roles in the shaping of the New Deal. This thorough and vivid reconsideration by the Columbia historian and author of When Affirmative Action Was White focuses on how southern legislators helped frame a new national power structure while protecting segregation in their home districts.