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Credit as a Tool of Statecraft

Sarah L. Quinn

in American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156750
eISBN:
9780691185613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156750.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how Progressives returned to the issue of farm credit distribution in the early 1900s and drew on European precedents to reframe credit allocation as a way for the central ... More


Populism against the Income Tax

Isaac William Martin

in Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199928996
eISBN:
9780199367733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928996.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In 1924, country bankers in Texas and Iowa founded tax clubs to petition for the so-called Mellon Plan for lower taxes on the rich. This chapter traces the tax club movement to the efforts of James ... More


Innovations

Michele Landis Dauber

in The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that deference to precedent and the early crystallization of the basic structure of the disaster narrative did not preclude innovation in what counted as a “disaster.” Instead, it ... More


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