The Resource Illiberal reformers : race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era, Thomas C. Leonard

Illiberal reformers : race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era, Thomas C. Leonard

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Illiberal reformers : race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era
Title
Illiberal reformers
Title remainder
race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era
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Thomas C. Leonard
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eng
Summary
In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and reform agenda underwrote the Progressive Era dismantling of laissez-faire and the creation of the regulatory welfare state, which, they believed, would humanize and rationalize industrial capitalism. But not for all. Academic social scientists such as Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross, together with their reform allies in social work, charity, journalism, and law, played a pivotal role in establishing minimum-wage and maximumhours laws, workmen’s compensation, progressive income taxes, antitrust regulation, and other hallmarks of the regulatory welfare state. But even as they offered uplift to some, economic progressives advocated exclusion for others, and did both in the name of progress. Leonard meticulously reconstructs the influence of Darwinism, racial science, and eugenics on scholars and activists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revealing a reform community deeply ambivalent about America's poor. Economic progressives championed labor legislation because it would lift up the deserving poor while excluding immigrants, African Americans, women, and 'mental defectives,' whom they vilified as low-wage threats to the American workingman and to Anglo-Saxon race integrity. Economic progressives rejected property and contract rights as illegitimate barriers to needed reforms. But their disregard for civil liberties extended much further. Illiberal Reformers shows that the intellectual champions of the regulatory welfare state proposed using it not to help those they portrayed as hereditary inferiors, but to exclude them. -- Provided by publisher
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1960-
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Leonard, Thomas C.
Index
index present
LC call number
HC105
LC item number
.L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Economics
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Eugenics
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Illiberal reformers : race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era, Thomas C. Leonard
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Includes index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part I The Progressive Ascendancy -- 1 Redeeming American Economic Life -- 2 Turning Illiberal -- 3 Becoming Experts -- 4 Efficiency in Business and Public Administration -- Part II The Progressive Paradox -- 5 Valuing Labor: What Should Labor Get? -- 6 Darwinism in Economic Reform -- 7 Eugenics and Race in Economic Reform -- 8 Excluding the Unemployable -- 9 Excluding Immigrants and the Unproductive -- 10 Excluding Women -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages.) :
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online
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9781400874071
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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99968116544
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(NhCcYBP)12428297
Label
Illiberal reformers : race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era, Thomas C. Leonard
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part I The Progressive Ascendancy -- 1 Redeeming American Economic Life -- 2 Turning Illiberal -- 3 Becoming Experts -- 4 Efficiency in Business and Public Administration -- Part II The Progressive Paradox -- 5 Valuing Labor: What Should Labor Get? -- 6 Darwinism in Economic Reform -- 7 Eugenics and Race in Economic Reform -- 8 Excluding the Unemployable -- 9 Excluding Immigrants and the Unproductive -- 10 Excluding Women -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874071
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99968116544
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12428297

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