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The Dynamics of Business-Government Relations

Industry and Exports, 1893-1921

This work represents an important advance in the study of the interrelationships between business and U.S. foreign policy. Focusing on a single aspect of this broad field—the growth of industrial exports—William H. Becker demonstrates the complexity of business interests and behavior, of the bureaucratic and political forces at work in Congress and the Departments of Commerce and State, and of the interplay between business and governmental practices and concerns. In so doing, he provides the first full analysis of the industrial, political, and bureaucratic context in which the U.S. became a major exporter of industrial products.

256 pages | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1982

Economics and Business: Economics--History

History: American History

Table of Contents

Preface
1. American Manufacturers and the World Market: An Overview
2. Depression and Foreign Trade in the 1890s
3. Private Economic Power and the World Market, 1901-14
4. Congress and Trade Expansion: The Tariff, 1897-1917
5. Congress, Business, and Bureaucracy: The Department of State and Consular Reorganization
6. Coordinating Foreign Trade Expansion: The Department of Commerce, 1913-17
7. World War and Foreign Trade
8. The Failure of Industry-Government Coordination: The Postwar Years
9. The Limits of Industry-Government Relations and Export Trade Expansion, 1893-1921
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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