New Deals Business, Labor, and Politics in America, 1920-1935

ISBN-10: 0521457556
ISBN-13: 9780521457552
Edition: 1994
Authors: Colin Gordon
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book is the first major reinterpretation of the New Deal in thirty years. Employing archival research and insights from history, political sociology, and economics, the author reassesses the origins and premises of the industrial, labour, and welfare policies of the 1920s and 1930s. Gordon argues that the labour and welfare law of the latter New Deal - indeed the origins of the modern welfare state - grew from a piecemeal private response to the competitive instability of the 1920s. This study is both an economic history of the interwar era, and an examination of the relationship between political and economic power in the United States.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations used in text and notes
Introduction
Rethinking the New Deal: the logic and limits of the American political economy
Competition and collective action: business condition and business strategies, 1920-1932
Workers organising capitalists: regulatory unionism in American industry, 1920-1932
The limits of associationalism: business organisation and disorganisation, 1920-1932
The National Recovery Act: the political economy of business organisation, 1933-1935
The Wagner Act: the political economy of labour relations, 1933-1937
The Social Security Act: the political economy of welfare capitalism, 1920-1935
New Deal, old deck: business, labour, and politics after 1935
Notes
Bibliographical essay
Manuscript collections

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