298 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 5 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5425-9
Published: March 2001
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6030-4
Published: November 2000
Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. Series on Business, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy
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Awards & distinctions
1997 Henry Adams Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government
About the Author
Jonathan J. Bean is assistant professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
For more information about Jonathan J. Bean, visit the Author Page.
“An excellent book that is invaluable to twentieth-century political and business historians. By bringing small business back into political history, Bean provides a shrewd analysis of an important area of public policy that has been downplayed by historians and political scientists. His work raises important challenges to the current historiography on business-government relations.”--American Historical Review
"This valuable history of public policy toward small business provides ample grounds for suspicion of either the effectiveness of, or the need for, an 'industrial policy' in the interests of what has proven to be an enduring and richly resilient sector of the American economy and society."--Stuart Bruchey, Columbia University