Skip to main content
Log in

The protectionist roots of antitrust

  • Published:
The Review of Austrian Economics Aims and scope Submit manuscript

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.


  • Abstract of the Eleventh Census: 1890. 1896. U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Government Printing Office.

  • Armentano, Dominick. 1982.Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure. New York: Wiley.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bradley, Robert L., Jr. 1990. “On the Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act.”Cato Journal (Winter): 737-42.

  • Bork, Robert. 1966. “Legislative Intent and the Policy of the Sherman Act.”Journal of Law and Economics (October): 15–56.

  • Clemens, Rudolf A. 1923.The American Livestock and Meat Industry. New York: The Ronald Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Clevenger, Homer. 1940. Agrarian Politics in Missouri, 1880–1896. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Missouri.

  • DiLorenzo, Thomas J. 1985. “The Origins of Antitrust: An Interest-Group Perspective.”International Review of Law and Economics 5, no. 6: 73–90.

    Google Scholar 

  • Dudden, Arthur P 1957. “Men Against Monopoly: The Prelude to Trust-Busting.”Journal of the History of Ideas 18 (October): 586–93.

    Google Scholar 

  • Drew, Frank M. 1891. “The Present Farmers' Movement.” Political Science Quarterly 6.

  • Hilton, George W 1966. “The Consistency of the Interstate Commerce Act.”Journal of Law and Economics 9 (April): 87–113.

    Google Scholar 

  • Journal of the House of Missouri. 1889. 35th General Assembly. Jefferson City, Missouri.

  • Journal of the Senate of Missouri. 1889. 35th General Assembly. Jefferson City, Missouri.

  • Laws of Missouri. 1889. 35th General Assembly. Jefferson City, Missouri.

  • Klepper, Robert. 1978.The Economic Bases for Agrarian Protest Movements in the United States, 1870–1900. New York: Arno Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kolko, Gabriel. 1963.The Triumph of Conservatism. New York: The Free Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Lebergott, Stanley. 1984.The Americans: An Economic Record. New York: W. W Norton.

    Google Scholar 

  • MacAvoy, Paul W 1965.The Economic Effects of Regulation. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • March, David. 1971.History of Missouri. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mayhew, Anne. 1972. “A Reappraisal of the Causes of Farm Protest in the United States, 1870–1900.”Journal of Economic History 32 (June): 464–75.

    Google Scholar 

  • McCurdy, Charles W. 1979. “The Knight Sugar Decision of 1895 and the Modernization of American Corporation Law, 1869–1903.”Business History Review 53 (Autumn): 304–42.

    Google Scholar 

  • McDonald, Forrest. 1974.The Phaeton Ride: The Crisis of American Success. Garden City, N. J.: Doubleday.

    Google Scholar 

  • McGuire, Robert A. 1981. “Economic Causes of Late-Nineteenth Century Agrarian Unrest: New Evidence.”Journal of Economic History 41 (December): 835–52.

    Google Scholar 

  • North, Douglass C. 1966.Growth and Welfare in the American Past. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

    Google Scholar 

  • Piott, Steven L. 1985.The Anti-Monopoly Persuasion: Popular Resistance to the Rise of Big Business in the Midwest. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Senate Report No. 829 from the Select Committee on the Transportation and Sale of Meat Products. 1890. Report to Accompany 83717, 3718, 3719 and Senate Joint Resolution 78. 51st Congress, 1st Session, Serial Set 2705. Washington, D.C.: U. S Government Printing Office.

Download references


Additional information

Donald J. Boudreaux is associate professor of economics and legal studies at Clemson University.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo is professor of economics in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at loyola College in Baltimore.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Boudreaux, D.J., DiLorenzo, T.J. The protectionist roots of antitrust. Rev Austrian Econ 6, 81–96 (1993).

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: