American Political History

Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199340057
Release Date: 2015
Genre: History

"American Political History : A Very Short Introduction captures the richness of American political history, focusing primarily on national politics. It explores the nature of the two-party system, key turning points in American political history, representative presidential and congressional elections, struggles to expand the electorate, and critical social protest and third-party movements"--Provided by publisher

A History of American Political Theories

Author: Charles Merriam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351535359
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Political Science

A History of American Political Theories is a comprehensive attempt to understand the full sweep of American political thought since the founding. Working within the liberal-progressive tradition, Merriam reviewed American political history in its entirety, from the founding down to his own day. He was not out to reduce political thought to a single element such as economics alone; his aim was to encompass the whole of modern social science. The political science of the liberal-progressive tradition has roots and assumptions that were born in this period and nurtured by scholars such as Merriam. The progressive tradition in general and Merriam in particular interpreted the rise of a new science of politics that would be required for the liberal-progressive world view he represented. His work stands at a momentous fork in the road; two great traditions of how American democracy should be understood, interpreted, and analyzed parted company and afterward each went their separate ways. These traditions are represented, respectively, by the founders and the liberal-progressives. There was much at stake in these academic debates, though the consequences were not entirely foreseen at the time. An overview of the authors, works, and general source material covered in History of American Political Theories is impressive. Merriam viewed the study of American democracy as an eclectic activity embracing the broadest definition of the social sciences, with particular emphasis on psychology. Such a transformation required that the social sciences be grouped as a whole rather than fragmented into separate and distinct academic departments.

Cities in American Political History

Author: Richard Dilworth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780872899117
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Political Science

Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, Cities in American Political History presents a unique singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity. Cities in American Political History analyzes the role that large cities from New York to Chicago to San Jose, have played in U.S. politics and policymaking. Each entry is structured for straightforward comparison across issues and eras. The city profiles include basic data and statistics for the era and are accompanied by maps of each era and the largest cities at that time.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

Author: Donald T. Critchlow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199754618
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History brings together an unparalleled wealth of information about the laws, institutions, and actors that have governed America throughout its history. Entries key political figures, important legislation and governmental institutions, broad political trends relating to elections, voting behavior, and party development, as well as key court cases, legal theories, constitutional interpretations, Supreme Court justices, and other major legal figures. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of politics and law, the more than 430 expertly written entries in the Encyclopedia provide an invaluable and in-depth overview of the development of America's political and legal frameworks.

History of American Political Thought

Author: Bryan-Paul Frost
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739106244
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers—statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists—from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.

Geography History and the American Political Economy

Author: John Heppen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739140987
Release Date: 2009-08-16
Genre: Political Science

This collection takes on the call issued by reviewers of The American Way for a critical application of Carville Earle's framework to more geographical examples of political and economic shifts in America's past. The essays illustrate changes in U.S. settlement, development, and political structure through the lens of the restructuring of the American economy and society over approximately fifty year cycles of crisis and recovery. They demonstrate the extension of American's sphere of influence outside of the United States as a larger scalar shift, and they underscore the utility of geography in answering very local questions concerning questions of poorly documented settlement histories. Focusing on the geographic responses to periodic cycles of crisis and recovery and the more general underlying intertwining of geography and history, Geography, History, and the American Political Economy is an incisive demonstration of how the constant restructuring of American politics and economy occurs within spatial and historical constructs.

The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History

Author: Michael Kazin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839469
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Genre: History

With 150 accessible articles written by more than 130 leading experts, this essential reference provides authoritative introductions to some of the most important and talked-about topics in American history and politics, from the founding to today. Abridged from the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, this is the only single-volume encyclopedia that provides comprehensive coverage of both the traditional topics of U.S. political history and the broader forces that shape American politics--including economics, religion, social movements, race, class, and gender. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, each entry provides crucial context, expert analysis, informed perspectives, and suggestions for further reading. Contributors include Dean Baker, Lewis Gould, Alex Keyssar, James Kloppenberg, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Lisa McGirr, Jack Rakove, Nick Salvatore, Stephen Skowronek, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and many more. Entries cover? Key political periods, from the founding to today Political institutions, major parties, and founding documents The broader forces that shape U.S. politics, from economics, religion, and social movements to race, class, and gender Ideas, philosophies, and movements The political history and influence of geographic regions

A History of the U S Political System Ideas Interests and Institutions 3 volumes

Author: Richard A. Harris
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097180
Release Date: 2009-12-23
Genre: Political Science

This reference resource combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior. • Over 50 contributors, including a mix of distinguished and cutting-edge political scientists and historians • Nearly 200 primary sources, including Federalist and Anti-Federalist writings, presidential speeches, and landmark Supreme Court cases • Classic engravings and political cartoons aligned with key periods in American political development • Tables of presidents and congressional leadership and maps showing electoral votes over time • Name and subject indexes for each volume

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406547540
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Constitutional history


The encyclopedia of American political history

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: UOM:49015002855352
Release Date: 2001-03-02
Genre: Reference

The Encyclopedia of American Political History is the perfect single-volume source for students, researchers, and scholars at all levels seeking an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference on the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--American history. Particularly helpful to anyone hoping to understand the evolution and intricacies of the modern American political process, this key reference identifies the most significant personalities, trends, campaigns and elections, protests, and rebellions, laws, statutes, and policies in American political history.

Encyclopedia of U S Political History

Author: Andrew Robertson
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781604266474
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Political Science

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this seven-volume set provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the 1500s to the present day. With greater coverage than any other resource, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History identifies and illuminates patterns and interrelations that will expand the reader’s understanding of American political institutions, culture, behavior, and change. Focusing on both government and history, the Encyclopedia brings exceptional breadth and depth to the topic with more than 100 essays for each of the critical time periods covered.

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History

Author: John Fiske
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781425009243
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: History

An outstanding literary work, it contains three lectures delivered at the Royal Institute of Britain by Fiske. In these lectures Fiske has illustrated some of the basic ideas of American politics while discussing the relations and political maneuverings of politicians in general. This remarkable work stirred the whole American nation and awakened a new spirit in the people. Motivational!

American political history

Author: John F. Marszalek
Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
ISBN: 0268006512
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

In 1995 more than 100 historians gathered at the University of Notre Dame for a conference convened to honor distinguished American historian Vincent P. De Santis. From that conference comes this timely collection of essays that describes and defines the true state of political history at the end of the twentieth century.The contributors, all historians of the first rank, consider the criticisms that have been levied against political history in the past decades (elitist, out of touch with reality) and discuss what insights the discipline still produces, what methodologies it uses, and what its future direction should be. Their essays clearly demonstrate how vibrant the field of political history is and how different current approaches are from past emphases on campaigns, elections, and terms of office.

Nature and History in American Political Development

Author: James W CEASER
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029309
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

In this inaugural volume of the Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures, James Ceaser traces the way certain "foundational" ideas—including nature, history, and religion—have been understood and used over the course of American history. Ceaser treats these ideas as elements of political discourse that provide the ground for other political ideas, such as liberty or equality. Three critical commentators challenge Ceaser's arguments, and a spirited debate about large and enduring questions in American politics ensues.

The Life of the Parties

Author: James Reichley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742508889
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

In this classic work, James Reichley traces the decline of political parties resulting in divided government and an ineffectual political process—but he also shows us what it will take to restore the party system and how it could work to revitalize our democracy. For the first time in paperback, The Life of the Parties includes updates on third party movements, political cycles and realignments, campaign finance reform, and other electoral trends.