Jesse Tarbert G'19

Jesse  Tarbert

Loyola University Maryland

ACLS Project Development Grants 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor
Loyola University Maryland
When Good Government Meant Big Government: Business Influence, Civil Rights, and the Quest to Strengthen the American State, 1918-1933

After WWI, corporate elites and their Republican allies became the leading proponents of central power and national authority in debates about the institutional structure of the federal government. This project traces the progress of their agenda and shows how it was foiled by defenders of local control and white supremacy. This grant will support archival research in New York, Princeton, NJ, and Charlottesville, VA, as well as participation in scholarly conferences.