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We the corporations : how American businesses won their civil rights

Winkler, Adam, author

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  • Creator Adam Winkler
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
  • Physical Details
    • xxiv, 471 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780871407122, 0871407124
  • OCLC on1008769427

Summary

  • Traces the two-hundred-year history of corporate America's battle to achieve constitutional freedom from federal control, examining the civil rights debates and key events that shaped the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision to extend constitutional protections to businesses.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : Are corporations people? -- In the beginning, America was a corporation -- The first corporate rights case -- The corporation's lawyer -- The conspiracy for corporate rights -- The corporate criminal -- Property, not politics -- Discrete and insular corporations -- Corporations, race, and civil rights -- The corporation's justice -- The triumph of corporate rights -- Conclusion : Corporate rights and wrongs -- Chronology of corporate rights