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The politics of purity : Harvey Washington Wiley and the origins of Federal food policy

Author: Clayton A Coppin; Jack C High
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
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"Spearheaded by Harvey Washington Wiley, the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 launched the federal regulation of food and drugs in the United States. Wiley is often lauded as a champion of public interest for bringing about a law that required healthful ingredients and honest labeling. Clayton A. Coppin and Jack High demonstrate, however, that Wiley was in fact surreptitiously allied with business firms that would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coppin, Clayton A.
Politics of purity.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607268321
Online version:
Coppin, Clayton A.
Politics of purity.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607913907
Named Person: Harvey Washington Wiley; H W Wiley; Harvey Washington Wiley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton A Coppin; Jack C High
ISBN: 0472109847 9780472109845
OCLC Number: 40715474
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Theory of Economic Regulation --
2. The Way We Ate --
3. Competition and Entrepreneurship in Bureaucracy: Harvey Wiley's Bureau of Chemistry, 1883-1903 --
4. The Struggle for Legislative Dominance 1903-4 --
5. The Struggle for Legislative Dominance 1904-6 --
6. Setting Food Standards by Government Regulation --
7. The Whiskey Wars --
8. Sulphur and Benzoate of Soda --
9. Corn Syrup and Coca-Cola --
10. Administrative Dominance under President Taft.
Responsibility: Clayton A. Coppin and Jack High.
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