America's Three Regimes: A New Political History

America's Three Regimes: A New Political History

by Morton Keller
     
 


Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the single best book written in recent years on the sweep of American political history," this groundbreaking work divides our nation's history into three "regimes," each of which lasts many, many decades, allowing us to appreciate as never before the slow steady evolution of American politics, government, andSee more details below

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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the single best book written in recent years on the sweep of American political history," this groundbreaking work divides our nation's history into three "regimes," each of which lasts many, many decades, allowing us to appreciate as never before the slow steady evolution of American politics, government, and law. The three regimes, which mark longer periods of continuity than traditional eras reflect, are Deferential and Republican, from the colonial period to the 1820s; Party and Democratic, from the 1830s to the 1930s; and Populist and Bureaucratic, from the 1930s to the present. Praised by The Economist as "a feast to enjoy" and by Foreign Affairs as "a masterful and fresh account of U.S. politics," here is a major contribution to the history of the United States--an entirely new way to look at our past, our present, and our future--packed with provocative and original observations about American public life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195374247
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/11/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
647,681
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: The American Polity and Its Regimes     1
The Deferential-Republican Regime     7
Old Ways and New     11
The Republican Revolution     23
From Factions to Parties     42
The Party-Democratic Regime: The Democratic Polity     67
The Culture of Democratic Party Politics     71
Governing a Democratic Polity     88
Crisis     105
The Party-Democratic Regime: The Industrial Polity     133
The Age of the Politicos     135
A State of Parties and Courts     151
The Progressive Interlude     174
The Populist-Bureaucratic Regime     201
The Rise of the Populist-Bureaucratic Regime     207
Bureaucracy and Democracy     231
Populism and Party     259
Epilogue: Today and Tomorrow     281
Notes     301
Index     321

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