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Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State - Robert Harrison

Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State

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Published: 19th August 2010
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This series of case-studies of reform legislation in Congress during the early twentieth century explores the nature of progressivism and the processes of political change which resulted in the establishment of the modern American state. Among the topics covered are railroad regulation, labor relations, social policy of the District of Columbia, Republican insurgency, and the nature of Democratic progressivism. The work will be of interest to students of twentieth-century political history, the history of Congress, and the origins of the modern American state.

"...an important book..." Political Science Quarterly
"This is an excellent analysis of congressional politics during a critical era of American political history." R. Heineman, Alfred University, Choice
"...this book is a valuable addition to the literature since it furthers our understanding os state building in the early 1900s and the role Congress played in that process." The Journal of American History, David R. Berman, Morrison Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
"...Harrison provides a wonderful examination of the early twentieth century Progressive movement from the vantage point of Congress. This is an important book, which I believe will become, in short order, required reading in all graduate APD (American Political Development) courses." Jeffery A. Jenkins, Northwestern University
"...well-researched, clearly-written, and provocative study...the study makes a significant constribution to early twentieth-century American political history and to a sharper definition of political progressivism." - American Historical Review, Steven L. Piott, Clarion University

Introduction
Congress and the nation
The troubled subject of railroad regulation in the progressive era
Congress and the 'labor question'
The ideal of a 'model city': Congress and the District of Columbia
The Senate and progressive reform
Patterns of republican insurgency in the House of Representatives
Progressivism, democratic style
Congress, progressive reform, and the new American state
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ISBN: 9780521158145
ISBN-10: 0521158141
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 19th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46