American history; Federal government; Federal legislation; Government agencies; History; Politics; Public policy
There has been recent scholarship by Bradley and Merino (1994) and Vangermeersch (2005) on this event and the subsequent eventual firing of Stuart Chase by the FTC. Bradley and Merino’s scholarship was limited to 1918 and 1919. Vangermeersch’s scholarship was limited to two narrow time periods (Oct. 20, 1919 and then from June 1920 to mid January 1921). This piece is written to extend the time frame from early 1917 through August of 1921. This piece, not only takes a broader time period, also broadens the scope of the prior scholarship. This piece examines many documents, articles, and testimony not covered by Bradley and Merino and by Vangermeersch. It also comments on the differing conclusions of Bradley and Merino with Vangermeersch’s and surmises as to the effect SC had on the ultimate result--the Packers and Stockyard Act of 1921.
Vangermeersch, Richard, "The Marking of Stuart Chase as a "Red Accountant" - An Epic (1917-1921)" (2006). Special Collections Publications. Paper 8.