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The Resource We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights, Adam Winkler

We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights, Adam Winkler

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We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights
Title
We the corporations
Title remainder
how American businesses won their civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Adam Winkler
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the two-hundred-year history of corporate America's battle to achieve constitutional freedom from federal control, examining the civil rights debates and key events that shaped the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision to extend constitutional protections to businesses. -- Provided by publisher
  • In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations-like minorities and women-have had a civil rights movement of their own, and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year battle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business. Bringing to resounding life the legendary lawyers and justices involved in the corporate rights movement-among them Daniel Webster, Roger Taney, Lewis Powell, and even Thurgood Marshall-Winkler's tour de force exposes how the nation's most powerful corporations gained our most fundamental rights and turned the Constitution into a bulwark against the regulation of big business. -- Provided by publisher
Summary
Traces the two-hundred-year history of corporate America's battle to achieve constitutional freedom from federal control, examining the civil rights debates and key events that shaped the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision to extend constitutional protections to businesses
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10619900
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winkler, Adam
Dewey number
346.73/066
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1386.C58
LC item number
W56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil rights of corporations
  • LAW
  • Civil rights of corporations
  • United States
  • Law
  • Law
  • United States
  • Unternehmensrecht
  • USA
Target audience
adult
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how American businesses won their civil rights
Label
We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights, Adam Winkler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Are corporations people? -- Part 1. Corporate origins. In the beginning, America was a corporation -- Part 2. The birth of corporate rights. The first corporate rights case ; The corporation's lawyer -- Part 3. Property rights, not liberty rights. The conspiracy for corporate rights ; The corporate criminal ; Property, not politics -- Part 4. The rise of liberty rights for corporations. Discrete and insular corporations ; Corporations, race, and civil rights ; The corporation's justice ; The triumph of corporate rights -- Conclusion: Corporate rights and wrongs -- Chronology of corporate rights
Control code
21294047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 471 pages
Isbn
9780871407122
Lccn
2017051893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1008769427
Label
We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights, Adam Winkler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Are corporations people? -- Part 1. Corporate origins. In the beginning, America was a corporation -- Part 2. The birth of corporate rights. The first corporate rights case ; The corporation's lawyer -- Part 3. Property rights, not liberty rights. The conspiracy for corporate rights ; The corporate criminal ; Property, not politics -- Part 4. The rise of liberty rights for corporations. Discrete and insular corporations ; Corporations, race, and civil rights ; The corporation's justice ; The triumph of corporate rights -- Conclusion: Corporate rights and wrongs -- Chronology of corporate rights
Control code
21294047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 471 pages
Isbn
9780871407122
Lccn
2017051893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1008769427

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