United States Oil Policy, 1890-1964

Business and Government in Twentieth Century America

Gerald D. Nash offers a balanced survey on American oil policies over a seventy-five year span, and places in historical perspective the controversies of government- business relations that have resulted from oil depletion and surplus allowances. Focusing on a single industry, Nash provides a valuable study on the government's role in private economic activity. He concludes that Americans have given the government great power in regulating the nation's industries, and in particular, as they relate to defense considerations, and the laws of supply and demand within American borders, and internationally.

300 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

October, 1968

isbn : 9780822984108

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Gerald D. Nash

Gerald D. Nash was chair of the history department at the University of New Mexico, and the author or editor of numerous books, including World War II and the West: Reshaping the Economy, and The Great Depression and World War II: Organizing America, 1933-1945.

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