Craft: Economic Policies in the United States 1896–2016

  • M. J. R. MontoyaEmail author


This chapter surveys economic and political policies in relation to craft, beginning with the policies that supported, legitimized, and funded craft economies and ending with policies regarding trade regulations and intellectual property policies that directly impacted craft economy within the United States. The chapter breaks down three eras of US Craft Policy: (1) early institutions and policies (1896–1963); (2) Post-WWII to Civil Rights Era, and (3) contemporary policies. Various policy issues are discussed, including trade issues as they relate to craft, intellectual property issues, and economic development initiatives.


Craft policy Economic policy United States policy Economic development Intellectual property Trade 


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  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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