Herbert Hoover, the Commerce Secretariat, and the Vision of an “Associative State,” 1921–1928

  title={Herbert Hoover, the Commerce Secretariat, and the Vision of an “Associative State,” 1921–1928},
  author={Ellis Wayne Hawley},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  • E. W. Hawley
  • Published 1 June 1974
  • Economics
  • The Journal of American History
IN recent years, the traditional image of American governmental activity in the 1920s has been substantially altered. Delving beneath the older stereotypes of "normalcy" and "retrenchment," scholars have found unsuspected survivals of progressivism, a growing federal bureaucracy that tried to use as well as serve business groups, and an incipient form of "indicative planning" based on corporatist rather than classical economics. In many respects, they have concluded, the period should be viewed… 

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