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From Political Economy to Civil Society: Arthur W. Page, Corporate Philanthropy, and the Reframing of the Past in Post-New Deal America

John, Richard R.

Of the many factors shaping the boundaries of state and society in the United States, few are more elusive than corporate philanthropy. In subtle and sometimes paradoxical ways, corporate philanthropy has influenced not only the making of public policy but also the framing of credible generalizations about the role of governmental institutions in the American past. Many business leaders resented the regulatory legislation that was a defining feature of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and deplored the enthusiastic embrace of this legislation by prominent academics. In response, probusiness lobbyists launched a wide array of initiatives to roll back the New Deal.


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