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Invisible hands : the businessmen's crusade against the New Deal

Author: Kim Phillips-Fein
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Norton paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Beginning in the mid-1930s, a handful of prominent American businessmen forged alliances with the aim of rescuing America from socialism and the 'nanny state'. Kim Phillips-Fein's narrative reveals the dramatic story of a pragmatic, step-by-step campaign to promote an ideological revolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Phillips-Fein
ISBN: 9780393337662 0393337669
OCLC Number: 472257581
Notes: Originally published with subtitle: The making of the conservative movement from the New Deal to Reagan. New York : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Description: xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Paradise lost --
Down from the mountaintop --
Changing the climate --
Cultural politics: churches, radio stations, and magazines --
How to break a union --
Suburban cowboy --
The attack on the free enterprise system --
Turning the tide --
Building the "business activist movement" --
Making the moral majority --
The market triumphant --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Kim Phillips-Fein.

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