Adam Winkler’s “We the Corporations” comes in a white cover. The case, the spine and of course the pages, are shades of white. The chronological history of case law that Winkler walks through is mostly white: white people arguing for rights to protect their property and capital.
The book is sprinkled with comparisons to other rights movements and references to how corporate rights history has been overlooked:
“The first women’s rights case, Bradwell v. Illinois, on whether women had a right to practice law, was not heard until 1873, and the Supreme Court ruled against the woman. Conversely, the first corporate rights case in the Supreme Court was decided decades earlier, in 1809, and the corporation won.”