Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State

Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State

by Robert Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521827892

ISBN-13: 9780521827898

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This series of case-studies of reform legislation in Congress during the early twentieth century explores the nature of progressivism and the processes of political change which resulted in the establishment of the modern American state. Among the topics covered are railroad regulation, labor relations, social policy of the District of Columbia, Republican

Overview

This series of case-studies of reform legislation in Congress during the early twentieth century explores the nature of progressivism and the processes of political change which resulted in the establishment of the modern American state. Among the topics covered are railroad regulation, labor relations, social policy of the District of Columbia, Republican insurgency, and the nature of Democratic progressivism. The work will be of interest to students of twentieth-century political history, the history of Congress, and the origins of the modern American state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521827898
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Congress and the nation; 3. The troubled subject of railroad regulation in the progressive era; 4. Congress and the 'labor question'; 5. The ideal of a 'model city': Congress and the District of Columbia; 6. The Senate and progressive reform; 7. Patterns of republican insurgency in the House of Representatives; 8. Progressivism, democratic style; 9. Congress, progressive reform, and the new American state.

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