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The Resource The price of progress : public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson

The price of progress : public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson

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The price of progress : public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929
Title
The price of progress
Title remainder
public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929
Statement of responsibility
R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between the Civil War and the Great Depression, twin revolutions swept through American business and government. In business, large corporations came to dominate entire sectors and markets. In government, new services and agencies, especially at the city and state levels, sprang up to ameliorate a broad spectrum of social problems. In The Price of Progress, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson offers a fresh analysis of the relationship between those two revolutions. Using previously unexploited data from the annual reports of state treasurers and comptrollers, he provides a detailed, empirical assessment of the goods and services provided to citizens, as well as the resources extracted from them, by state governments during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Focusing on New York, Massachusetts, California, and Kansas, but also including data on thirteen other states, his comparative study suggests that tax policies designed to finance new and innovative government services led to the emergence of the modern "corporate state.""--Jacket
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1969-
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Higgens-Evenson, R. Rudy
Dewey number
336.73/09/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ2053.A1
LC item number
H54 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconfiguring American political history
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  • Government spending policy
  • Taxation
  • Corporate state
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The price of progress : public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-154) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compromise, corruption, and confrontation : tax reform in the 1870s -- Progress, bit by bit : school and insane asylum spending, 1880 to 1900 -- From charter-mongering to catching corporate freeloaders : corporation taxes, 1880-1907 -- The second era of internal improvements : transportation spending, 1890 to 1929 -- Consent, control, and centralization : school and hospital spending, 1900 to 1929 -- Giants of history : income and gasoline taxation, 1907 to 1929 -- The test of democracy : controlling spending in the corporate state, 1907 to 1929 -- Conclusion : the price of progress
Control code
48966555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 168 pages
Isbn
9780801870545
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The price of progress : public services, taxation, and the American corporate state, 1877 to 1929, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-154) 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
Compromise, corruption, and confrontation : tax reform in the 1870s -- Progress, bit by bit : school and insane asylum spending, 1880 to 1900 -- From charter-mongering to catching corporate freeloaders : corporation taxes, 1880-1907 -- The second era of internal improvements : transportation spending, 1890 to 1929 -- Consent, control, and centralization : school and hospital spending, 1900 to 1929 -- Giants of history : income and gasoline taxation, 1907 to 1929 -- The test of democracy : controlling spending in the corporate state, 1907 to 1929 -- Conclusion : the price of progress
Control code
48966555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 168 pages
Isbn
9780801870545
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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