The Fall of Wisconsin (Paperback)

The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics

By Dan Kaufman

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393357257, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/10/2018)
MP3 CD (2/12/2019)

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The Fall of Wisconsin is a deeply reported, searing account of how the state's progressive tradition was undone and Wisconsin itself turned into a laboratory for national conservatives bent on remaking the country. Neither sentimental nor despairing, the book tells the story of the systematic dismantling of laws protecting the environment, labor unions, voting rights, and public education through the remarkable battles of ordinary citizens fighting to reclaim Wisconsin's progressive legacy.