The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan
By (author) Kim Phillips-Fein
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Invisible Hands by Kim Phillips-Fein
Book DescriptionStarting in the mid-1930s, a handful of prominent American businessmen forged alliances with the aim of rescuing America--and their profit margins--from socialism and the "nanny state." Long before the "culture wars" usually associated with the rise of conservative politics, these driven individuals funded think tanks, fought labor unions, and formed organizations to market their views. These nearly unknown, larger-than-life, and sometimes eccentric personalities--such as GE's zealous, silver-tongued Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and the self-described "revolutionary" Jasper Crane of DuPont--make for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes view of American history. The winner of a prestigious academic award for her original research on this book, Kim Phillips-Fein is already being heralded as an important new young American historian. Her meticulous research and narrative gifts reveal the dramatic story of a pragmatic, step-by-step, check-by-check campaign to promote an ideological revolution--one that ultimately helped propel conservative ideas to electoral triumph.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393059304
(203mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kim Phillips-Fein
What's Good for Business, Paperback (May 2012)
This book provides a sweeping interpretation of how business mobilized to influence public policy and elections since World War II.
Invisible Hands, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Kim Phillips-Fein
"A compelling and readable story of resistance to the new economic order."-Boston Globe
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Author Biography - Kim Phillips-Fein
Kim Phillips-Fein won the Bancroft Dissertation Prize for her research on Invisible Hands. She has written for The Nation, The Baffler, and many other publications. She is an assistant professor at the Gallatin School of New York University and lives in New York City.
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