Triumph of Conservatism (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Political Science - 356 pages
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A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.
  

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The thesis is simplistic and attractive if you think there is something fundamentally wrong with America. However, the evidence does not support Kolko's interpretations. Business often times opposed reform and these reforms were actually effective in many cases. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Predictions and Promises
11
three Theodore Roosevelt and the Foundations
57
four Roosevelt As Reformer 19041906
79
seven The Ordeal of William Howard Taft 19091911
159
eight The Politics of 1912
190
nine Woodrow Wilson and the Triumph
217
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Gabriel Kolko is a scholar and activist who has written widely on sociology, philosophy, and history. He is the author of fourteen books.

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