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Benjamin V. CohenArchitect of the New Deal$
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William Lasser

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088793

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088793.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Benjamin V. Cohen
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William Lasser

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the influence and accomplishments of Benjamin V. Cohen, which include major roles in drafting the landmark financial legislation of the new Deal—the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. It then considers the reasons behind his lack of historical standing.

Keywords:   Benjamin V. Cohen, financial legislation, New Deal, Securities Act

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