We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known ?civil rights movements? in American history. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation?s earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution?and today have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Exp We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known ?...

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Title:We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
Author:Adam Winkler
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0871407124
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights Reviews

  • Chris Hubbs
    Mar 15, 2018
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  • Christopher Mitchell
    Mar 25, 2018
    This was a compelling read, very well written for a non-technical audience. It goes quickly, from the founding of our republic to present day, discussing the legal status of corporations and how that status evolved. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to reform the probl...
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    Mar 20, 2018
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  • Elizabeth
    Feb 26, 2018
    We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (Hardcover) by Adam Winkler from the library heard au on 1A ( https://the1a.org/) on NPR Feb 26 2018 also On the Media Apr 16 2018 https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/how... listen 4:20 to end--- esp on the 14t...
  • Mehrsa
    Mar 12, 2018
    It's hard to write a 400 year history, but this was very well done and admirably focused. At times I wished for more analysis and less of a play by play, but the story that emerges is pretty clear. What I found fascinating is the early American history--We, the people of America, were ...
  • Brandon
    Apr 15, 2018
    The writing is a little clunky and the organization a bit disjointed, but it is well worth the periodic slog. I mean, how gripping can one really make the recounting of a particular line of Supreme Court cases? This is an important book that you hope everyone who cares about our democr...
  • Emma Sea
    Mar 17, 2018
    wait, there's no Kindle edition?? ...
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    Apr 01, 2018
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    Mar 12, 2018
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  • Matt Dougherty
    Apr 16, 2018
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  • Dan Cotter
    Apr 14, 2018
    This book is fantastic, an amazing journey through the development of corporate Rights under the Constitution. ...
  • Peter
    Mar 19, 2018
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  • Maggie Holmes
    Dec 12, 2017
    This is one of the books I always wanted to write (along with Anne Bogel's Reading People book.) I've known that the history of corporation rights began early in our country's history. I just didn't know how early. We the Corporations is an important book about an important topic. Co...
  • Lynn Wheeler
    Apr 17, 2018
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    Mar 29, 2018
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    Mar 23, 2018
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  • Dean
    Mar 26, 2018
    Are corporations persons with constitutional rights? and if so, some or all the constitutional rights a citizen has. This is a nice constitutional history of the answers to those questions. ...
  • David Wineberg
    Jan 20, 2018
    It is endlessly entertaining to examine Supreme Court decisions, to follow the logic and often the prejudice and corruption they comprise. We The Corporations selectively follows the tribulations of the 14th amendment, designed specifically to prevent discrimination among the newly fre...
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    Mar 13, 2018
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  • Gavin
    Apr 06, 2018
    Fascinating overview of the creep of Corporations Really interesting book which is full of facts to remember. Also very interesting to read how Corporate rights have come to be; often either via deception or taking advantage of rulings initially intended to aid individuals or minori...
  • J. Ralph Lindgren
    Mar 15, 2018
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    Mar 23, 2018
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  • Will A
    Mar 19, 2018
    The cry of "Corporations are not people!" after 'Citizens United' was not quite right. The US Supreme Court has tended to restrict corporate rights when it has treated corporations as persons, artificial legal persons; and to grant them rights when it has treated them as bearers of the...
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    Apr 02, 2018
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    Apr 10, 2018
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    Nov 10, 2016
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    Apr 08, 2018
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  • Timothy O'Neill
    Mar 18, 2018
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    Apr 17, 2018
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  • Marks54
    Apr 09, 2018
    This is a book by a law professor at UCLA detailing the history of how US corporate bodies came to increasingly be viewed as legal persons with a widening array of property and liberty rights comparable to those we normally consider as being possessed by individual human beings. The st...