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Contesting Democracy: Substance and Structure in American Political History, 1775-2000
     

Contesting Democracy: Substance and Structure in American Political History, 1775-2000

by Byron E. Shafer (Editor)
 
"A major publishing event in American political history. The flowering of the 'new' political history in the 1970s was followed by a generation of scholarship stressing grassroots non-electoral social movements, masculinized politics and gendered social policies, 'whiteness' studies, the mediating role of civil society, and comparative state-building. Here a parade

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"A major publishing event in American political history. The flowering of the 'new' political history in the 1970s was followed by a generation of scholarship stressing grassroots non-electoral social movements, masculinized politics and gendered social policies, 'whiteness' studies, the mediating role of civil society, and comparative state-building. Here a parade of leading scholars examines how this research has reshaped our understanding of two centuries of American self-government."—Hugh Davis Graham, author of Civil Rights and the Presidency

"A lively collection of essays that synthesizes what we know about American politics and public policy. Even while disagreeing with each other, the authors develop new ideas about American politics and point to what we don't yet know. A terrific volume."—Paula Baker, author of Moral Frameworks of Public Life

Author Biography: Byron E. Shafer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government at Oxford University. His many books include Quiet Revolution: The Struggle for the Democratic Party and the Shaping of Post-Reform Politics and The Two Majorities: The Issue Context of Modern American Politics.

Anthony J. Badger is Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University. He is the author of The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940 and coeditor, with Eric Foner, of F.D.R.: The First Hundred Days.

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"A major publishing event in American political history. The flowering of the ‘new’ political history in the 1970s was followed by a generation of scholarship stressing grassroots non-electoral social movements, masculinized politics and gendered social policies, ‘whiteness’ studies, the mediating role of civil society, and comparative state-building. Here a parade of leading scholars examines how this research has reshaped our understanding of two centuries of American self-government."—Hugh Davis Graham, author of Civil Rights and the Presidency "A lively collection of essays that synthesizes what we know about American politics and public policy. Even while disagreeing with each other, the authors develop new ideas about American politics and point to what we don't yet know. A terrific volume."—Paula Baker, author of Moral Frameworks of Public Life

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ISBN-13:
9780700611386
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.98(d)

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