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Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Publication Date

November 24, 2013

Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large. Arguing that business’s political involvement was historically distinctive during this period, Waterhouse illustrates the changing power and goals of America’s top corporate leaders.

Lobbying America is a deeply researched, persuasively argued study that makes important contributions to our understanding of the relationship of business and politics.”

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Journal of American History
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