New Deal Backlash the Subject of Lecture

April 5, 2013 – New York University History Professor Dr. Kimberly Phillips-Fein will present “The Long Reaction: The Transformation of American Politics and the Backlash Against the New Deal” at Dutchess Community College on April 17 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on DCC’s main campus, and is free and open to the public.

Phillips-Fein is the author of “Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan,” which chronicles the vital role of wealthy business leaders and business trade groups to the rise of the Conservative Movement and its successes in chipping away at the policies of the New Deal. She also is a contributor to The Nation and the London Review of Books and a contributing editor to Labor Studies in Working-Class History in the Americas, a journal published by Duke University Press.

DCC Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Mikko Manner, recipient of the Handel Foundation Endowed Faculty Chair to Perpetuate the Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, facilitated the lecture.

For more information, contact Dr. Manner at
or (845) 431-8523.