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The Resource Gangs of America : the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy, by Ted Nace

Gangs of America : the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy, by Ted Nace

Label
Gangs of America : the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy
Title
Gangs of America
Title remainder
the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy
Statement of responsibility
by Ted Nace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The corporation has become the core institution of the modern world. Designed to seek profit and power, it has pursued both with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of law and even challenging the sovereign status of the state. Where did the corporation come from? How did it get so much power? What is its ultimate trajectory? After he sold his successful computer book publishing business to a large corporation, Ted Nace felt increasingly driven to find answers to these questions. In Gangs of America he details the rise of corporate power in America through a series of fascinating stories, each organized around a different facet of the central question: How did corporations get more rights than people? Beginning with the origin of the corporation in medieval Great Britain, Nace traces both the events that shaped the evolution of corporate power and the colorful personalities who played major roles. Gangs of America is a uniquely accessible synthesis of the latest scholarly research, a compelling historical narrative, and a distinctive personal voice
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nace, Ted
Dewey number
338.7/4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.N32 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Business and politics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • United States
Label
Gangs of America : the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy, by Ted Nace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; ONE: How Did Corporations Get So Much Power?: In which the author reads a poll, feels provoked and befuddled, and organizes his investigation; TWO: From Street Fights to Empire: The British roots of the American corporation (12671773); THREE: The Ultimate Reality Show: The brutal history of the Virginia Company (16071624); FOUR: Why the Colonists Feared Corporations . . .: In which the citizens of Boston demonstrate the use of the hatchet as an anti-monopoly device (17701773)
  • FIVE: ... And What They Did About It: How the framers of the American system restrained corporate power (17871850)SIX: The Genius: The man who reinvented the corporation (18501880); SEVEN: Superpowers: The corporation acquires nine powerful attributes (18601900); EIGHT: The Judge: Stephen Field and the politics of personhood (18681885); NINE: The Court Reporter: Who really decided the Supreme Court's most important corporate case? (1886); TEN: The Lavender-Vested Turkey Go
Control code
647895242
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605097121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000126
  • 93b58d72-65f8-4df0-8690-d9e705f0ef82
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647895242
Label
Gangs of America : the rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy, by Ted Nace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; ONE: How Did Corporations Get So Much Power?: In which the author reads a poll, feels provoked and befuddled, and organizes his investigation; TWO: From Street Fights to Empire: The British roots of the American corporation (12671773); THREE: The Ultimate Reality Show: The brutal history of the Virginia Company (16071624); FOUR: Why the Colonists Feared Corporations . . .: In which the citizens of Boston demonstrate the use of the hatchet as an anti-monopoly device (17701773)
  • FIVE: ... And What They Did About It: How the framers of the American system restrained corporate power (17871850)SIX: The Genius: The man who reinvented the corporation (18501880); SEVEN: Superpowers: The corporation acquires nine powerful attributes (18601900); EIGHT: The Judge: Stephen Field and the politics of personhood (18681885); NINE: The Court Reporter: Who really decided the Supreme Court's most important corporate case? (1886); TEN: The Lavender-Vested Turkey Go
Control code
647895242
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781605097121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000126
  • 93b58d72-65f8-4df0-8690-d9e705f0ef82
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647895242

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