Sunbelt Capitalism

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar "business climate," setting off an interstate competition for investment that transformed American politics.

Sunbelt Capitalism
Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

2013 | 432 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $28.95
American History | Political Science | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. DESERT
Chapter 1. Colonial Prologue
Chapter 2. Contested Recovery
Chapter 3. The Business of War

PART II. RECLAMATION
Chapter 4. The Right to Rule
Chapter 5. Grasstops Democracy
Chapter 6. Forecasting the Business Climate
Chapter 7. "Second War Between the States"

PART III. SPRAWL
Chapter 8. Industrial Phoenix
Chapter 9. The Conspicuous Grasstops
Chapter 10. "A Frankenstein's Monster"

Epilogue. Whither Phoenix?

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments