Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century

by Morton Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521652286

ISBN-13: 9780521652285

Pub. Date: 09/13/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is American government like today? How has it changed—and how has it remained the same—over the course of the century now coming to a close? Taking Stock seeks to provide the fullest and most thoughtful answers yet offered to these questions. It brings together eminent historians and political scientists to examine the past experience, current state,

Overview

What is American government like today? How has it changed—and how has it remained the same—over the course of the century now coming to a close? Taking Stock seeks to provide the fullest and most thoughtful answers yet offered to these questions. It brings together eminent historians and political scientists to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521652285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/1999
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael J. Lacey; 1. Introduction Morton Keller; Part I. Trade and Tariff Policy: 2. Trade policy in historical perspective Morton Keller; 3. The triumph of liberal trade David Vogel; Part II. Immigrants and Aliens: 4. The progressive state and the legacy of collective immigrant identities Reed Ueda; 5. The racialization of immigration policy Peter Skerry; Part III. Conservation and Environmentalism: 6. The many faces of conservation: natural resources and the American state, 1900–1940 Donald J. Pisani; 7. Risky business: government and the environment after earth day R. Shep Melnick; Part IV. Civil Rights: 8. Since 1964: the paradox of American Civil Rights regulation Hugh Davis Graham; 9. You win some, you lose some: explaining patterns of success and failure in the second reconstruction Jennifer L. Hochschild; Part V. Social Welfare: 10. From beginning to end: has twentieth-century US social policy come full circle? Theda Skocpol; 11. Conclusion: governing more but enjoying it less R. Shep Melnick.

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