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Richard R. John - Capital Gains - 9780812248821 - V9780812248821
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Capital Gains

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Description for Capital Gains Hardback. Appealing to historians working in the fields of business history, political history, and the history of capitalism, Capital Gains highlights the causes, character, and consequences of business activism and underscores the centrality of business to any full understanding of the politics of the twentieth century-and today. Editor(s): Phillips-Fein, Kim; John, Richard R. Series: Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture. Num Pages: 312 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJ; HBJK; HBLW; JP; KJB. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25. Weight in Grams: 544.

Recent events—the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and efforts to increase the minimum wage, among others—have driven a tremendous surge of interest in the political power of business. Capital Gains collects some of the most innovative new work in the field. The chapters explore the influence of business on American politics in the twentieth century at the federal, state, and municipal levels. From corporate spending on city governments in the 1920s to business support for public universities in the postwar period, and from business opposition to the Vietnam War to the corporate embrace of civil ... Read more

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University of Pennsylvania Press United States
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Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture
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Pennsylvania, United States
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About Richard R. John
Richard R. John is Professor of History at Columbia University. Kim Phillips-Fein is Associate Professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

Reviews for Capital Gains
"Capital Gains provides nuanced and reasoned assessments which combine to form a great contribution to the history of capitalism and the shifting U.S. political economy."
Reviews in American History
"With Capital Gains: Business and Politics in Twentieth-Century America, Richard John and Kim Phillips-Fein have brought together a collection of important essays on the relationship of business and politics ... Read more

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