Readership: Historians, political scientists, political sociologists, economists; graduate students and undergraduates in these disciplines.
Edited by Kim Phillips-Fein, Assistant Professor of History, Gallatin School, New York University, and Edited by Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Kim Phillips-Fein is an Assistant Professor at the Gallatin School of NYU and is the author of Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan.
Julian E. Zelizer is Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton. He is numerous books, including Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security - From World War II to the War on Terrorism and Governing America: The Revival of Political History.
"These 12 thoughtful, engaging essays examine the numerous and complex way that business leaders sought to influence politics in the post-WWII period and prompt deeper research onthe political economy. Highly Recommended." - CHOICE
"This excellent volume collects the work of a dozen scholars, indicating that we are in the midst of a renaissance of business history, with a new focus on integrating detailed study of business practice with other major aspects of American history." - James Hoopes, Journal of American History
Table of Contents
Introduction What's Good for Business? By Kim Phillips-Fein and Julian E. Zelizer
1. The Advantages of Obscurity: World War II Tax Carry-Back Provisions and the Normalization of Corporate Welfare by Mark R. Wilson
2. Virtue, Necessity, and Irony in the Politics of Civil Rights: Organized Business and Fair Employment Practices in Postwar Cleveland by Anthony S. Chen
3. Moving Mountains: The Business of Evangelicalism and Extraction in a Liberal Age by Darren Dochuk
4. "Take Government Out of Business By Putting Business Into Government": Local Boosters, National CEOs, Experts, and the Politics of Mid-Century Capital Mobility by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
5. The Liberal Invention of the Multinational Corporation: David Lilienthal and Postwar Capitalism by Jason Scott Smith
6. Pharmaceutical Politics and Regulatory Reform in Postwar America by Dominique A. Tobbell
7. Games of Chance: Jim Crow's Entrepreneurs Bet on 'Negro' Law-and-Order by N.D.B. Connolly
8. The End of Public Power: Place and the Postwar Electric Utility Industry by Andrew Needham
9. Supermarkets, Free Markets, and the Problem of Buyer Power in the Postwar United States by Shane Hamilton
10. Rethinking the Postwar Corporation: Management, Monopolies, and Markets by Louis Hyman
11. The Politics of Environmental Regulation: Business-Government Relations in the 1970s and Beyond by Meg Jacobs
12. The Corporate Mobilization against Liberal Reform: Big Business Day, 1980 by Benjamin Waterhouse
Epilogue by Kim Phillips-Fein and Julian E. Zelizer