1) The work is comprised of three main topic areas: accounts of the sporadic eruptions of worker discontent of the era, of its various presidencies and presidential campaigns, and of the popular culture of the two halves of the 1970s. how does cowie manage these approaches to our perspective?
2) What elements across the Left and in society at large attempted to reconcile the challenges of the 1960s with the New Deal establishment, hoping to create a newly diverse and democratic form of working class power by bridging the divides of race and gender and creating a rank-and-file democratic unionism?
3) The 1972 election is often described by middle class liberals in terms of a wholesale flight of the working class from the Democratic Party into the arms of Nixon’s New Right. What truth does Cowie point out about the middle class?