To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government

To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government

by Steven Conn (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199858552
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Steven Conn is Professor and Director of Public History at Ohio State University. His books include Do Museums Still Need Objects?, Metropolitan Philadelphia: Living with the Presence of the Past, and History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century. He is the founding editor of the online magazine Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
1. Looking for Government in All the Wrong Places, Brian Balogh
2. Transportation and the Uniting of the Nation, Zachary M. Schrag
3. Uncle Sam at the Blackboard: The Federal Government and American Education, Jonathan Zimmerman
4. Banking on Government, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
5. Twenty-Nine Helmets: Government Power and the Promise for Security, Kevin Boyle
6. The Right to a Decent Home, Thomas J. Sugrue
7. Solving the Nation's Number One Health Problem(s), Karen Kruse Thomas
8. Culture for the People: How Government Has Fostered the Arts and Culture, Steven Conn
9. From Franklin to Facebook: The Civic Mandate for American Communications, Richard R. John
10. From Endeavor to Achievement and Back Again: Government's Greatest Hits in Peril, Paul C. Light
Notes Contibutors Index

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