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The Resource A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America, Brian Balogh, (electronic resource)

A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America, Brian Balogh, (electronic resource)

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A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America
Title
A government out of sight
Title remainder
the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Brian Balogh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While it is obvious that America's state and local governments were consistently active during the nineteenth century, a period dominated by laissez-faire, political historians of twentieth-century America have assumed that the national government did very little during this period. A Government Out of Sight challenges this premise, chronicling the ways in which the national government intervened powerfully in the lives of nineteenth-century Americans through the law, subsidies, and the use of third parties (including state and local governments), while avoiding bureaucracy. Americans have always turned to the national government - especially for economic development and expansion - and in the nineteenth century even those who argued for a small, nonintrusive central government demanded that the national government expand its authority to meet the nation's challenges. In revising our understanding of the ways in which Americans turned to the national government throughout this period, this study fundamentally alters our perspective on American political development in the twentieth century, shedding light on contemporary debates between progressives and conservatives about the proper size of government and government programs and subsidies that even today remain 'out of sight'.--
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Balogh, Brian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Free enterprise
  • United States
Label
A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America, Brian Balogh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511576324
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why look back? -- How Americans lost sight of the state : adapting republican virtue to liberal self-interest -- Between revolutions : the promise of the developmental vision -- "To strengthen and perpetuate that union" : republican political economy -- Outside the boundaries : "powers and energies in the extreme parts" -- The uncontested state : letters, law, localities -- Restoring "spontaneous action and self-regulation" : civil war and civil society -- Judicial exceptions to Gilded Age laissez-faire -- "A special form of associative action" : new liberalism and the national integration of public and private -- Conclusion: Sighting the twentieth-century state
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CR9780511576324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 414 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511576324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)428733322
Label
A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America, Brian Balogh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511576324
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why look back? -- How Americans lost sight of the state : adapting republican virtue to liberal self-interest -- Between revolutions : the promise of the developmental vision -- "To strengthen and perpetuate that union" : republican political economy -- Outside the boundaries : "powers and energies in the extreme parts" -- The uncontested state : letters, law, localities -- Restoring "spontaneous action and self-regulation" : civil war and civil society -- Judicial exceptions to Gilded Age laissez-faire -- "A special form of associative action" : new liberalism and the national integration of public and private -- Conclusion: Sighting the twentieth-century state
Control code
CR9780511576324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 414 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511576324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)428733322

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