Big Steel and the Wilson Administration: A Study in Business-Government Relations

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INDEX
Agrarian myth: industrial counterpart to, xiii
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, seeLabor
American Iron and Steel Institute, see Steel industry; see alsoElbert H. Gary
American Manufacturers Export Association, 70
Antitrust laws: debate over, during wartime, 179 ff.; during reconstruction, 298-300; wartime implications of, 180-81; wartime suspension of, 180
Armor makers: last ditch fight against government plant, 142 ff.; offer to lower prices, 143; reaction to threat, 139-40; views on pricing and competition, 137-38
Armor plant, backing for, 132; see alsoJosephus Daniels "Armor Trust,"seeJosephus Daniels
Army, purchasing competence of, 162- 63
Ashurst, Henry F., 123, 141
Baker, Newton Diehl, 157, 160; background, 164; opposition to federal powers, 164-65, 174; opposition to price fixing, 207; and small manufacturers, 177
Baldwin, William, 20
Baruch, Bernard M., 156; attempts to forestall strike, 285; background of, 158; contacts E. H. Gary, 159-60; heads new W.I.B., 174; justifies high prices, 234; meets with Gary to force price reduction, 194-95; and postwar extension of W.I.B. powers, 296-98; and price-fixing, 213 ff.; and reconstruction plans, 304-5; and small manufacturers, 176; and W.I.B. service committees, 172; wartime policy of, 158-59; see alsoWar Industries Board, Wilson Administration
Basing point for price of steel: industry and P.F.C. dispute over, 245-47
Bernstorff, Johann von: and submarine contracts, 101-2
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 86, 87 ff.; Administration attitude towards, 97; and antitrust law, 96-97; attempted purchase of, 92-93; campaign to defeat armor plant, 144; earnings, 92, 230; expansion of, 87 ff., 91-92, 105; fights N.W.L.B. over union recognition, 266-69; gives Navy 10 per cent price reduction, 107; rumors of merger with Midvale, 95-96; status at outbreak of war, 90; and submarine contract, 98-106; temporarily accedes to N.W.L.B., 268-69; and war orders, 89-93; see alsoJosephus Daniels, Eugene G. Grace, National War Labor Board, Charles M. Schwab
Big Business, growth of, vii-xi
Bolton, Chester, 170
Bonaparte, Charles Joseph, 17, 122
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, x, 40, 52;

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