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Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal

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Publisher Comments:

'Starting in the mid-1930s, a handful of prominent American businessmen forged alliances with the aim of rescuing America--and their profit margins--from socialism and the \"nanny state.\" Long before the \"culture wars\" usually associated with the rise of conservative politics, these driven individuals funded think tanks, fought labor unions, and formed organizations to market their views. These nearly unknown, larger-than-life, and sometimes eccentric personalities--such as GE\'s zealous, silver-tongued Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and the self-described \"revolutionary\" Jasper Crane of DuPont--make for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes view of American history.

The winner of a prestigious academic award for her original research on this book, Kim Phillips-Fein is already being heralded as an important new young American historian. Her meticulous research and narrative gifts reveal the dramatic story of a pragmatic, step-by-step, check-by-check campaign to promote an ideological revolution--one that ultimately helped propel conservative ideas to electoral triumph.'

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"A compelling and readable story of resistance to the new economic order."--

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'A narrative history of the influential businessmen who fought to roll back the New Deal.\n

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tells the story of how a small group of American businessmen succeeded in building a political movement. Long before the "culture wars" of the 1960s sparked the Republican backlash against cultural liberalism, these high-powered individuals actively resisted New Deal economics and sought to educate and organize their peers. Kim Phillips-Fein recounts the little-known efforts of men such as W. C. Mullendore, Leonard Read, and Jasper Crane, drawing on meticulous research and narrative gifts to craft a compelling history of the role of big and small business in American politics--and a blueprint for anyone who wants insight into the way that money has been used to create political change.

About the Author

Kim Phillips-Fein won the Bancroft Dissertation Prize for her research on Invisible Hands. She has written for The Nation, The Baffler, and many other publications. She is an assistant professor at the Gallatin School of New York University and lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393337662
Author:
Phillips Fein, Kim
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Phillips-Fein, Kim
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 black-and-white photos
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.6 x 1 in 0.675 lb

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Product details 360 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393337662 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A compelling and readable story of resistance to the new economic order."--
"Synopsis" by , 'A narrative history of the influential businessmen who fought to roll back the New Deal.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , tells the story of how a small group of American businessmen succeeded in building a political movement. Long before the "culture wars" of the 1960s sparked the Republican backlash against cultural liberalism, these high-powered individuals actively resisted New Deal economics and sought to educate and organize their peers. Kim Phillips-Fein recounts the little-known efforts of men such as W. C. Mullendore, Leonard Read, and Jasper Crane, drawing on meticulous research and narrative gifts to craft a compelling history of the role of big and small business in American politics--and a blueprint for anyone who wants insight into the way that money has been used to create political change.
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