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Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America
     

Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America

by Richard R. John
 

ISBN-10: 0271028971

ISBN-13: 9780271028972

Pub. Date: 04/21/2006

Publisher: Penn State University Press

In recent years, the Journal of Policy History has emerged as a major venue for scholarship on American policy history in the period after 1900. Indeed, it is for this reason that it is often praised as the leading outlet for scholarship on American political history in the world. Only occasionally, however, has it featured essays on the early republic,

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In recent years, the Journal of Policy History has emerged as a major venue for scholarship on American policy history in the period after 1900. Indeed, it is for this reason that it is often praised as the leading outlet for scholarship on American political history in the world. Only occasionally, however, has it featured essays on the early republic, the Civil War, or the post–Civil War era. And when it has, the essays have often focused on partisan electioneering rather than on governmental institutions. The rationale for this special issue of the Journal of Policy History is to expand the intellectual agenda of policy history backward in time, so as to embrace more fully the history of governmental institutions in the period before 1900. The six essays in this volume contain much that will be new even for specialists in nineteenth-century American policy history, yet they are written in a style that is intended to be accessible to college undergraduates and historians unfamiliar with the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271028972
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2006
Series:
Issues in Policy History
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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