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The Resource Federalism and the making of America, David Brian Robertson

Federalism and the making of America, David Brian Robertson

Label
Federalism and the making of America
Title
Federalism and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
David Brian Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation's past, present, and future. Federalism--the division of government authority between the national government and the states--affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and comprehensive overview, the author shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism's evolution in American history. The most spectacular political conflicts in American history have been fought on the battlefield of federalism, including state's rights to leave the union, government power to regulate business, and response to the problems of race, poverty, pollution, abortion, and gay rights. Federalism helped fragment American politics, encourage innovation, foster the American market economy, and place hurdles in the way of efforts to mitigate the consequences of economic change. Federalism helped construct the path of American political development. This book is a sorely needed text that treats the politics of federalism systematically and accessibly, making it indispensable to all scholars of American politics. --From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, David Brian
Dewey number
  • 320.473/049
  • 321.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK311
LC item number
.R64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • Federal government
  • Federal government
  • Political parties
  • Pressure groups
  • Civil rights
  • Race
  • Capitalism
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Labor unions
  • Social security
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Environmental policy
  • United States
Label
Federalism and the making of America, David Brian Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Bringing American federalism to life -- Federalism at the founding -- Federalism, political parties, and interests -- pt. 2. Enduring fault lines of American politics -- Federalism and race -- Federalism, capitalism, and economic growth -- pt. 3. The construction of active government -- Progressive reform -- The New Deal -- Liberal activism and intergovernmental relations -- Federalism and conservative governance after 1980 -- American federalism in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn663951859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780415879187
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011009573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623170
  • (OCoLC)663951859
Label
Federalism and the making of America, David Brian Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Bringing American federalism to life -- Federalism at the founding -- Federalism, political parties, and interests -- pt. 2. Enduring fault lines of American politics -- Federalism and race -- Federalism, capitalism, and economic growth -- pt. 3. The construction of active government -- Progressive reform -- The New Deal -- Liberal activism and intergovernmental relations -- Federalism and conservative governance after 1980 -- American federalism in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn663951859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780415879187
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011009573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623170
  • (OCoLC)663951859

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