The American Constitution

Its Origins and Development

Author: Alfred Hinsey Kelly,Winfred Audif Harbison,Herman Belz

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393961195

Category: History

Page: 640

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In this new edition of the standard text in the field of American constitutional history, Herman Belz has brought the most up-to-date scholarship to bear on discussions from the adoption of the Constitution through the retirement of justice Brennan and the confirmation of David Scouter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public Debt and the Common Good

Philosophical and Institutional Implications of Fiscal Imbalance

Author: James Odom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429866399

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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The American national debt stands at $20.49 trillion as of January 2018, or roughly $63,000 for every person in the United States. The national debt has grown six-fold in the past 25 years, and borrowing only has accelerated in recent administrations. What are the factors driving such unrestrained borrowing? Is American fiscal policy different now than in an earlier era? Is there a moral dimension to public debt and, if so, how can that dimension be measured? Public Debt and the Common Good addresses these and other questions by looking to the fiscal policy of the American states. Drawing on classical themes and the longest quantitative review of state debt in the literature, James Odom expertly integrates institutional analysis with dimensions of culture to define the parameters of political freedom in a theoretically coherent way. In doing so, Odom argues that centralization and injustice, or the incapacity for the common good, can help explain state indebtedness. Contributing to ongoing scholarly debates on public debt theory, this book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners who work at the intersection of political philosophy and economics, as well as those who specialize in state public policy, state politics, and federalism more generally.

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

Author: James A. Colaiaco

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466892781

Category: History

Page: 256

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On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait of the country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.

Crucible of Liberty

Author: Raymond Arsenault

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119723

Category: History

Page: 224

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The adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791 marked the creation of a uniquely innovative mechanism for constitutional change by which Americans have continued to renew and redefine their governance over a two-hundred-year period. Now, in time for the bicentennial celebration of this great document, seven distinguished scholars combine their expertise to explore the history and contemporary meaning of these first ten amendments to the Constitution.

American Constitutional Law

Author: Otis H. Stephens, Jr.,John M. Scheb, II,Colin Glennon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130514712X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to make the texts a perfect instructional choice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Citizen, Mother, Worker

Debating Public Responsibility for Child Care after the Second World War

Author: Emilie Stoltzfus

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807862320

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 9434

During World War II, American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers, and many of them relied on federally funded child care programs. At the end of the war, working mothers vigorously protested the termination of child care subsidies. In Citizen, Mother, Worker, Emilie Stoltzfus traces grassroots activism and national and local policy debates concerning public funding of children's day care in the two decades after the end of World War II. Using events in Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and the state of California, Stoltzfus identifies a prevailing belief among postwar policymakers that women could best serve the nation as homemakers. Although federal funding was briefly extended after the end of the war, grassroots campaigns for subsidized day care in Cleveland and Washington met with only limited success. In California, however, mothers asserted their importance to the state's economy as "productive citizens" and won a permanent, state-funded child care program. In addition, by the 1960s, federal child care funding gained new life as an alternative to cash aid for poor single mothers. These debates about the public's stake in what many viewed as a private matter help illuminate America's changing social, political, and fiscal priorities, as well as the meaning of female citizenship in the postwar period.

American Decades: 1940-1949

Author: Victor Bondi

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810357266

Category: History

Page: 641

View: 3862

A look at American civilization by decade covers history, politics, law, economics, culture, sports, social trends, and important people.

Legal information

how to find it, how to use it

Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: Oryx Pr

ISBN: 9780897749619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 9607

"This book looks not only at 'the law,' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Energy in the Executive

The Case for the Strong Presidency

Author: Terry Eastland

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780029086834

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 2777


The Statesman's Year-book

Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1993-1994

Author: Brian Hunter,[Anonymus AC00687173]

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333576540

Category: History

Page: 1710

View: 4013


A Nation of Laws

America's Imperfect Pursuit of Justice

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 214

View: 2669

Offers a concise array of the key concepts, history, evolution and importance of American law, through brief narratives and portraits, from the Salem witchcraft trials, through the divisive debates over slavery, from the civil rights movement to the current cases surrounding abortion and gay marriage.

American Government

Political Change and Institutional Development

Author: Calvin C. Jillson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534643263

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

View: 3007

This textbook presents the political principles and constitutional foundations of American politics, describes the political parties and major institutions that make up the national government, and overviews the domestic and international policy issues and opportunities facing the United States.

The Church's Worship

The 1979 American Book of Common Prayer in a Historical Perspective

Author: Thaddaeus A. Schnitker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608991148

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 7706


Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3600


Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547218249

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8507

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. The Seventh Edition introduces new studies on America's early foreign relations which seek to position the nation's post 9-11 attitudes and behaviors within historical context. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert Kagan, John Lamberton Harper, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Joseph J. Ellis, John E. Lewis Jr., Piero Gleijeses, Stuart Banner, McCabe Keliher, Michael H. Hunt, Kristin L. Hoganson, Paul A. Kramer, Stanley Karnow, Robert W. Tucker, and Erez Manela. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.