We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

by Adam Winkler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871407122
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 82,413
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA School of Law, where he specializes in American constitutional law. His scholarship has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Atlantic, Slate, and Scotusblog.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Are Corporations people? xiii

Part 1 Corporate Origins

Chapter 1 In the Beginning, America Was a Corporation 3

Part 2 The Birth of Corporate Rights

Chapter 2 The First Corporate Rights Case 35

Chapter 3 The Corporation's Lawyer 71

Part 3 Property Rights, Not Liberty Rights

Chapter 4 The Conspiracy for Corporate Rights 113

Chapter 5 The Corporate Criminal 161

Chapter 6 Property, Not Politics 191

Part 4 The Rise of Liberty Rights for Corporations

Chapter 7 Discrete and Insular Corporations 231

Chapter 8 Corporations, Race, and Civil Rights 256

Chapter 9 The Corporation's Justice 279

Chapter 10 The Triumph of Corporate Rights 324

Conclusion: Corporate Rights and Wrongs 377

Acknowledgments 397

Chronology of Corporate Rights 399

Notes 405

Credits 445

Index 449

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