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Economic Inequality and the New School of American Economics
This essay analyzes economic inequality in the Gilded Age, roughly from 1865 to 1900. It focuses specifically on a group of economists who identified working-class consumption as an economicExpand
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JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, STANDARD OIL, AND THE RISE OF CORPORATE PUBLIC RELATIONS IN PROGRESSIVE AMERICA, 1902–1908
  • Stephen Leccese
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • 23 June 2017
When the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil in 1911, it marked the end of an unsuccessful campaign by the company to improve its public standing. Standard Oil's failure to mollifyExpand
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The Institute of Social Economics: A Neglected Network in New York's Progressive Community
“The School of Social Economics,” declared the New York Times in 1893, “while only in the third year of its existence, promises to be one of the successful educational institutions of the day.”1 ThisExpand