Roaring Metropolis

Roaring Metropolis reconstructs the ideas and activism of urban capitalists in the early twentieth century as they advocated extensive government spending on an array of social programs. Focusing on Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, the book traces businessmen's quest to build cities and nurture an urban citizenry friendly to capitalism.

Roaring Metropolis
Businessmen's Campaign for a Civic Welfare State

Daniel Amsterdam

2016 | 240 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History | Business | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. At Cross Purposes: Businessmen's Political Activism Before the Armistice
Chapter 2. Detroit: Businessmen at Large
Chapter 3. Philadelphia: Money and the Machine
Chapter 4. Atlanta: City Building in Black and White
Chapter 5. Businessmen's Social Politics Beyond the Civic Welfare State
Epilogue. The 1930s and After

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments