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Taking Stock : American Government in the Twentieth Century - Morton Keller

Taking Stock

American Government in the Twentieth Century

By: Morton Keller (Editor), R.Shep Melnick (Editor), Lee H. Hamilton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th September 1999
ISBN: 9780521652285
Number Of Pages: 341

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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.

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"The essays are uniformly well written and insightful. Taking Stock should be of interest to a wide range of scholars including political scientists, historians, students of American studies, sociologists, and scholars interested in public policy." Choice "...permeated with interesting questions...thought provoking and informative...deserves to be widely read." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare "the editiors have rigorously imposed high standard...EAch of the contributions serves as a reliable and clearly written inroduction to each of the five main issues; taken as whole, the book provides a careful examination of government thoughtout the twentieth century...reasonable, balanced, and fair to both sides of an emotionally charged issue...excellent, highly readable." American Historical Review

Forewordp. ix
Taking Stockp. 1
Trade and Tariff Policy
Trade Policy in Historical Perspectivep. 15
The Triumph of Liberal Trade: American Trade Policy in the Postwar Periodp. 35
Immigrants and Aliens
The Progressive State and the Legacy of Collective Immigrant Identitiesp. 57
The Racialization of Immigration Policyp. 81
Conservation and Environmentalism
The Many Faces of Conservation: Natural Resources and the American State, 1900-1940p. 123
Risky Business: Government and the Environment after Earth Dayp. 156
Civil Rights
Since 1964: The Paradox of American Civil Rights Regulationp. 187
You Win Some, You Lose Some: Explaining the Pattern of Success and Failure in the Second Reconstructionp. 219
Social Welfare
From Beginning to End: Has Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Policy Come Full Circle?p. 249
Conclusion: Governing More but Enjoying It Lessp. 280
Major Environmental Statutes Enacted in the 1970s and 1980sp. 307
Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780521652285
ISBN-10: 0521652286
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 13th September 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.59