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Fraser, Steve 1945-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 144 publications in 3 languages and 11,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: BF431, 332.64273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Fraser
The bell curve wars : race, intelligence, and the future of America by Steve Fraser( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray has generated a firestorm of debate, confirming for some their secret belief in the innate inferiority of certain "races" or ethnic groups, angering many who view the book as an ill-concealed racist manifesto, and worrying untold others who fear the further racial polarization of American society. In The Bell Curve Wars, a group of our country's most distinguished intellectuals dismantles the alleged scientific foundations and criticizes the alarming public policy conclusions of this incendiary book
Every man a speculator : a history of Wall Street in American life by Steve Fraser( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than two hundred years, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom. Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding this fabled street, Steve Fraser shows that the remarkable transformation of Wall Street as a cultural icon -- its odyssey from perdition to salvation, from darkness into light -- is a story that goes to the heart of the American character. Long before we became a shareholder nation, back when only a minuscule part of the country's population invested, Wall Street had already provoked America's collective imagination. From the days when Alexander Hamilton was forced to confess his marital infidelities in order to defend his vision of the Republic's financial future, to Gordon Gekko's mantra "Greed is good" in the movie Wall Street, Americans have always been preoccupied with the virtues and sins of the stock market. Indeed, Wall Street is the place where we have constantly returned to wrestle with our ancestral attitudes about work and play, equality and wealth, God and mammon, heroes and villains, national purpose and economic well-being. Beginning in the Revolutionary era, Every Man a Speculator reveals the extraordinary power of Wall Street and its impact on our democracy; the moral dilemma posed for a society committed to the work ethic yet lured by the promise of instant wealth; and the chronic tension between our native egalitarianism and the forces of social hierarchy unleashed by the Street. In doing so, it spans the ages, from Captain Kidd's sojourn on the Street through the Civil War and Great Depression to the present day, when power brokers stalk the canyons of lower Manhattan speculating on the fate of whole nations. In Every Man a Speculator, Steve Fraser brings this epic history to life with colorful tales of confidence men and aristocrats, Napoleonic financiers and reckless adventurers, master builders and roguish destroyers, men to the manor born and men from nowhere. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, this is a gripping, powerful chronicle that casts new light on the metamorphosis of our nation's most cherished values
The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power by Steve Fraser( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half-century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Why? THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to solve that mystery. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation brilliantly examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of fear. Effervescent and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE will be one of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year."--
The rise and fall of the New Deal order, 1930-1980( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street : America's dream palace by Steve Fraser( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street: no other place on earth is so singularly identified with money and the power of money. And no other American institution has inspired such deep moral, cultural, and political ambivalence. Is the Street a bulwark defending commercial order? Or is it a center of mad ambition? This book recounts the colorful history of America's love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Historian Steve Fraser frames his analysis around the roles of four iconic Wall Street types--the aristocrat, the confidence man, the hero, and the immoralist--all recurring figures who yield surprising insights about how the nation has wrestled, and still wrestles, with fundamental questions of wealth and work, democracy and elitism, greed and salvation.--From publisher description
Labor will rule : Sidney Hillman and the rise of American labor by Steve Fraser( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruling America : a history of wealth and power in a democracy( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruling America offers a panoramic history of our country's ruling elites from the time of the American Revolution to the present. At its heart is the greatest of American paradoxes: How have tiny minorities of the rich and privileged consistently exercised so much power in a nation built on the notion of rule by the people? In a series of thought-provoking essays, leading scholars of American history examine every epoch in which ruling economic elites have shaped our national experience. They explore how elites came into existence, how they established their dominance over public affairs, and how their rule came to an end. The contributors analyze the elite coalition that led the Revolution and then examine the antebellum planters of the South and the merchant patricians of the North. Later chapters vividly portray the Gilded Age "robber barons," the great finance capitalists in the age of J.P. Morgan, and the foreign-policy "Establishment" of the post-World War II years. The book concludes with a dissection of the corporate-led counter-revolution against the New Deal characteristic of the Reagan and Bush era. Rarely in the last half-century has one book afforded such a comprehensive look at the ways elite wealth and power have influenced the American experiment with democracy. At a time when the distribution of wealth and power has never been more unequal, Ruling America is of urgent contemporary relevance
The limousine liberal : how an incendiary image united the right and fractured America by Steve Fraser( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No political metaphor in recent American history has enjoyed the impact of the "limousine liberal." It has managed to mobilize an enduring politics of resentment directed against everything from civil rights to women's liberation, from urban renewal to the war on poverty, from gay rights to the welfare state, from affirmative action to environmental regulation--and everyone from FDR to Hillary Clinton and Alger Hiss to Ben Afleck. Coined in 1969 by Mario Procaccino, a Democrat running for the mayoralty of New York City, the term took aim at what he and his largely white ethnic following considered the repellent hypocrisy of well-heeled types who championed the cause of the poor, especially the black poor, but who had no intention of bearing the costs of doing anything about their plight. In The Limousine Liberal, the acclaimed historian Steve Fraser argues that it is impossible to understand the perseverance and passion of right-wing populist politics in America without coming to grips with this metaphor, where it originated, how it evolved, why it persists, and where it may be taking us. He shows that the limousine liberal had existed in all but name long before Procaccino gave it one. From the ravings of Henry Ford in the 1920s to the ravings of Tea Party favorite Glenn Beck, it has served as the animus binding together right-wing populism in America. And it is responsible, in Fraser's view, for the modern conservative coalition of libertarian industrialists, technology impresarios, heartland evangelicals, and don't-tread-on-me small businessmen. Yet Fraser does not dismiss the limousine liberal as a phantasm conjured up by right-wing paranoids. To him the limousine liberal is a real figure on the American political landscape"--
Audacious democracy : labor, intellectuals, and the social reconstruction of America( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street : a cultural history by Steve Fraser( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Fraser provides a readable history of American economic power, told through the Manhattan street that came to define it. Fraser won the Phillip Tait Prize for the best book in Labour history for 'Labor Will Rule'
Bill Moyers journal : America's growing economic divide( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again in the U.S., the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Is history repeating itself? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers interviews Steve Fraser, author of Wall Street: America's Dream Palace, about the modern parallels to and differences from the first Gilded Age, the big disparity between the wealthy and the impoverished, and the increasing strain on working Americans. The program also analyzes the growing inequality gap as illustrated by union workers in L.A., who recently marched to call attention to how hard it is to stay in the middle class or to join it. An interview with Holly Sklar, coauthor of Raise the Floor: Wages and Policies that Work for All of Us, about what current economic conditions say about the state of the American dream, rounds out the program
Coming apart : Nothing to fear( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930's mass unemployment, widespread hunger, and a mood of fearful pessimism and simmering unrest were Herbert Hoover's legacy to America's new chief executive. This program spotlights the early days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency, where he scrambled to transform the New Deal from a campaign slogan to nothing short of a social revolution--while staving off attacks by those who viewed him as a dictator and his reforms as a threatening turn to the left
Sidney Hillman and the origins of the 'New Unionism', 1890-1933 by Steve Fraser( )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power by Steve Fraser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the American Revolution through the civil rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. But over the last half century that political will and cultural imagination have vanished. Steve Fraser's account of national transformation examines the rise of American capitalism, the visionary attempts to protect the democratic commonwealth, and the great surrender to today's fables of freedom and the politics of fear. He shows how, during what is now our second Gilded Age, plutocrats morphed into everyman heroes in pinstripes, working people lost the muscle and imagination to confront a system run by and for the 1%, and Tea Party zealots captured the fervor of old-style populism but deployed it on behalf of--rather than in opposition to--corporate domination of the economy
A motivational view of information systems success : a reinterpretation of Delone and McLean's model by Steve Fraser( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il était une fois... "King Kong" by Laurent Perrin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "King Kong", réalisé peu après la crise de 1929, est replacé dans son contexte : Laurent Perrin cerne à la fois les influences et les répercussions de ce film mythique. Il convoque pour cela un grand nombre d'intervenants, tels le scénariste Jean-Claude Carrière, l'historien Stéphane Fraser, la psychanalyste Caroline Eliacheff, de même qu'en images d'archive, Fay Wray, l'actrice du film, ou Craig Barron, le maître des effets spéciaux. Cette analyse de "King Kong" dresse la biographie peu banale de ses deux réalisateurs, Merian C. Cooper et Ernest B. Schoedsack, aventuriers fascinés par l'exotisme de contrées lointaines et peu explorées. À leur retour de la Première Guerre mondiale, ils se lancent dans des documentaires (l'étonnant "Grass", 1925), puis écrivent ce récit singulier. Laurent Perrin revient sur la crise économique qui a secoué les Etats-Unis et dans laquelle le film prend place : lors de la célèbre et cruelle scène finale, Kong grimpe sur l'Empire State Building, cet arrogant symbole d'une croissance spéculative dont l'illusion s'est défaite. Mais les jeux symboliques du film touchent autant à des notions telles que sexualité, violence ou idolâtrie, champs d'investigation de la psychanalyse. Sont abordés également les nombreux remakes de "King Kong", ainsi que l'inspiration qu'il représentera pour les artistes : des surréalistes à Nagisa Oshima avec "Max mon amour", coscénarisé par Jean-Claude Carrière
Becoming wealthy from Saskatchewan real estate by Steve Fraser( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bai bian hua er jie by Steve Fraser( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video Nothing to fear looks at the early days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The video Picture this looks at McCarthyism and the blacklisting of Hollywood producer, writers, directors and actors
Multi-variable optimal numerical control using adaptive model for identification of thermally induced deformation in high-speed machine tools by Steve Fraser( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bell curve wars : race, intelligence, and the future of America
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Fraser, Steven 1945-

ستيف فرايزر، 1945-

Languages
English (128)

Chinese (3)

French (2)

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Every man a speculator : a history of Wall Street in American lifeThe rise and fall of the New Deal order, 1930-1980Wall Street : America's dream palaceLabor will rule : Sidney Hillman and the rise of American laborRuling America : a history of wealth and power in a democracyAudacious democracy : labor, intellectuals, and the social reconstruction of AmericaWall Street : a cultural history