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The Hobby Lobby of the New Deal Era



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The case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that was recently decided by the Supreme Court was not the first time in American history that faith had a role in challenging the authority of a government agency. Author Amity Shlaes wrote about ALA Schechter Poultry, the Hobby Lobby of the New Deal era, in a recent article on National Review Online. The story of this remarkable case and the small-time butchers who broke the New Deal’s National Recovery Administration is captured in The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression, published by HarperCollins, adapted by Chuck Dixon from Shlaes’s book and illustrated by award-winning artist Paul Rivoche. Click here to order

National Review presents an excerpt from The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition, “When a Small Business Stopped Washington,” focusing on the Schechter case. Click below to view the slideshow.


When A Small Business Stopped Washington
The remarkable story of ALA Schechter Poultry, the small-time butchers who broke the New Deal’s National Recovery Act, is captured in The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by author Amity Shlaes and illustrated by Paul Rivoche. Here's the Schechter story.
Amity Shlaes is the author of three national bestsellers, Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, and The Greedy Hand. She chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, and serves as chairman of the Hayek Prize, a prize for free market books given by the Manhattan Institute. Miss Shlaes teaches economic history at New York University's Stern School of Business.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2014

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