Triumph of Conservatism

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Political Science - 356 pages
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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Gabriel Kolko is a liberal historian whose scholarship prevails over ideology. Now deceased, in 2014 at age 81, he wrote "Railroads and Regulation" (1965), on the early history of the Interstate ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Predictions and Promises
11
The Failure to Rationalize Industry
26
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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