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David R. Berman: Politics, Labor, and the War on Big Business
| David R. Berman, senior researcher at ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, visits with Politics, Labor, and the War on Big Business: The Path of Reform in Arizona, 1890–1920. |
Berman details the rise, fall, and impact
of the anticorporate reform effort in Arizona during the Progressive reform era.
In the late 19th-century, Arizona's anticorporate reformers—led by George W. P. Hunt, progressive Democrats, organized labor, third parties, and Socialist activists—called for changes to ward off political corruption and promote the interests of working people. Powerful railroad and mining corporations retaliated, and sometimes violent conflict shook the political and industrial sectors. Berman places Arizona's experiences in a larger historical discussion of reform activity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DAVID R. BERMAN, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Arizona State University, has produced eight books, including three university press studies on Arizona government and politics, and over 70 published papers, book chapters, or referred articles dealing mostly with state and local politics in the United States. He specializes in the areas of intergovernmental relations and state and local government, politics, and public policy.
He has served as a project reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Brookings Institution, and U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
With ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Professor Berman has conducted or contributed to studies involving workforce development, state budgeting, legislative term limits, Superstition Vistas, Pinal County governance, and Arizona's Sun Corridor, among others. More »