Authors Robert Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett Graph an “Upswing” to Unite America

58 minutes · October 16, 2020

In The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett explore and recast the progress of American Society through what they call the “I-We-I” curve. It’s part of their comprehensive research to show how economics, politics, society, and culture have evolved over the past 125 years tracking hundreds of data points as the nation has struggled to balance the uniquely American Promise of individualism and communalism.

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