We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler

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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights Read Online Free - In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations—like minorities and women—have had a civil rights movement of their own, and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year battle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business. Bringing to resounding life the legendary lawyers and justices involved in the corporate rights movement—among them Daniel Webster, Roger Taney, Lewis Powell, and even Thurgood Marshall—Winkler’s tour de force exposes how the nation’s most powerful corporations gained our most fundamental rights and turned the Constitution into a bulwark against the regulation of big business.

Title : We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
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ISBN : 0871407124
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 pages


Mehrsa rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2018

It's hard to write a 400 year history, but this was very well done and admirably focused. At times I wished for more analysis and less of a play by play, but the story that emerges is pretty clear. What I found fascinating is the early American history--We, the people of America, were created by...

David rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2018

It is endlessly entertaining to examine Supreme Court decisions, to follow the logic and often the prejudice and corruption they comprise. We The Corporations selectively follows the tribulations of the 14th amendment, designed specifically to prevent discrimination among the newly freed slaves f...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★☆☆

February 26, 2018

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (Hardcover) by Adam Winkler from the library heard au on 1A ( https://the1a.org/) on NPR Feb 26 2018 from the library computer: Introduction : Are corporations people? -- Part one. Corporate origins -- In the beginning, America was...

Maggie rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2017

This is one of the books I always wanted to write (along with Anne Bogel's Reading People book.) I've known that the history of corporation rights began early in our country's history. I just didn't know how early. We the Corporations is an important book about an important topic. Corporations ar...

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