By Thomas C. Leonard
In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the industrial progressives whose principles and reform schedule underwrote the innovative period dismantling of laissez-faire and the construction of the regulatory welfare nation, which, they believed, could humanize and rationalize commercial capitalism. yet no longer for all. educational social scientists akin to Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross, including their reform allies in social paintings, charity, journalism, and legislation, performed a pivotal function in constructing minimum-wage and maximum-hours legislation, workmen's repayment, antitrust rules, and different hallmarks of the regulatory welfare country. yet at the same time they provided uplift to a few, fiscal progressives endorsed exclusion for others, and did either within the identify of development. Leonard meticulously reconstructs the impact of Darwinism, racial technology, and eugenics on students and activists of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, revealing a reform neighborhood deeply ambivalent approximately America's negative. Illiberal Reformers shows that the highbrow champions of the regulatory welfare country proposed utilizing it to not aid these they portrayed as hereditary inferiors yet to exclude them.
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