"This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the reinvention of American liberalism since the 1960s. "Don't Blame Us" reveals how affluent white suburban professionals moved a new set of material concerns--their own--to the center of public life. Surprising and provocative, this story deserves the widest possible discussion."--Nancy MacLean, author of "Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace" ""Don't Blame Us" isolates a crucially important topic and confronts it from a wholly original, richly suggestive perspective. A valuable and original contribution to American political history, the book challenges the master narrative of the rise of the Right and the decline of the liberal coalition, and locates post-New Deal liberalism in particular spatial, institutional, and ideological venues."--Bruce Schulman, Boston University "Geismer recovers an all but forgotten chapter of suburban liberalism in America. "Don't Blame Us" is an unusually ambitious and compelling book that combines a detailed history of local politics in a way that forces a reconceptualization of broader national narratives of political development."--Joseph Crespino, author of "Strom Thurmond's America" and "In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution" ""Don't Blame Us" is a remarkable piece of scholarship that tells an engaging and multifaceted story about suburban political activism and sensibilities. Geismer's work is incredibly valuable for rethinking the trajectory of Democratic politics in the (long) Age of Reagan."--David M. P. Freund, author of "Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America"