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The Resource From the boardroom to the war room : America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program, Richard E. Holl, (electronic resource)

From the boardroom to the war room : America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program, Richard E. Holl, (electronic resource)

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From the boardroom to the war room : America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program
Title
From the boardroom to the war room
Title remainder
America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Holl
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between World War I and World War II, America's corporate liberals experienced a profound ideological change. In the 1920s, corporate liberals embraced company-specific solutions to economic problems. They believed that if every company, in every industry, employed advanced managerial techniques -- such as granting workers non-wage benefits to increase their job satisfaction -- employment, production, and profits could be stabilized and prosperity sustained indefinitely. The Great Depression, of course, made a mockery of this idyllic vision. Corporate liberals admitted that private efforts failed to maintain the nation's economic health, ultimately endorsing large-scale government intervention to bail out the stricken economy. By 1935, the corporate liberal conversion from privatism to business-government partnership was well under way. <BR> Corporate liberals served President Franklin Roosevelt throughout the Depression and preparedness periods. Marion Folsom of Eastman Kodak Corporation, Edward Stettinius, Jr. of United States Steel, and others joined New Deal agencies struggling to re-employ workers and bring about social security. Later, at Roosevelt's request, they entered emergency preparedness bodies to ready the United States for the possibility of war. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the reconfigured American economy (which the corporate liberals had done so much to create) proved capable of mass producing weapons and other equipment. The bottom line, staunchly revisionist in nature, is that the corporate liberals ran an effective mobilization campaign, overcoming isolationist resistance to rearmament, Roosevelt's reluctance to grant them genuine authority, and other constraints.<BR><BR> Richard E. Holl is Professor of History at the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. His latest article, on Axis prisoners of war in Kentucky, won the Collins Award of the Kentucky Historical Society.--
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1960-
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Holl, Richard E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Industrial policy
  • Corporate state
  • Business and politics
  • United States
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From the boardroom to the war room : America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program, Richard E. Holl, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Meet the new era corporate liberals : supporters of welfare capitalism and Hooverian associationalism -- Bad times and a New Deal : the corporate liberals accede to sustained business-government collaboration -- The unready state -- The corporate liberals, the War Resources Board, and industrial mobilization planning -- Preparedness proper : the corporate liberals and the National Defense Advisory Commission -- One step short of war : the corporate liberals and the Office of Production Management
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CR9781580467018
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781580467018
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)963785066
Label
From the boardroom to the war room : America's corporate liberals and FDR's preparedness program, Richard E. Holl, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467018/type/BOOK
Publication
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
Meet the new era corporate liberals : supporters of welfare capitalism and Hooverian associationalism -- Bad times and a New Deal : the corporate liberals accede to sustained business-government collaboration -- The unready state -- The corporate liberals, the War Resources Board, and industrial mobilization planning -- Preparedness proper : the corporate liberals and the National Defense Advisory Commission -- One step short of war : the corporate liberals and the Office of Production Management
Control code
CR9781580467018
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580467018
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963785066

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