The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916: The Market, the Law, and Politics

ISBN: 9780521313827
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1988-04-29
Number of pages: 500
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At the turn of the twentieth century American politics underwent a profound change, as both regulatory minimalism and statist command were rejected in favor of positive government engaged in both regulatory and distributive roles. Through a fresh examination of the judicial, legislative, and political aspects of the antitrust debates in the years from 1890-1916, Martin Sklar shows that the arguments did not arise simply because of competition versus combination, but because of the larger question of the proper relations between government and the market and between state and society.

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