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The Resource Boundaries of the state in US history, edited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer

Boundaries of the state in US history, edited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer

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Boundaries of the state in US history
Title
Boundaries of the state in US history
Statement of responsibility
edited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer
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Language
eng
Summary
Conventional histories of the state have not reckoned adequately with the roots of an ever-expanding governmental power, assuming instead that the American state was historically and exceptionally weak relative to its European peers. Here, James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, and Stephen W. Sawyer assemble essays that search for explanations to account for the extraordinary dynamism of US power without resorting to exceptionalist narratives. Turning away from abstract, metaphysical questions about what the state is, these essays focus instead on the more pragmatic, historical question of what it does. By historicizing the construction of the boundaries dividing America and the world, civil society and the state, they are able to explain the flexibility and expansiveness of a government whose powers appear so natural as to be given, invisible, inevitable, and exceptional.--
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Sparrow, James T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1961-
  • 1974-
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  • Novak, William J.
  • Sawyer, Stephen W.
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  • Federal government
  • United States
Label
Boundaries of the state in US history, edited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The early American state "in action" : the federal Marine hospitals, 1789-1860 / Gautham Rao -- Beyond Tocqueville's myth : rethinking the model of the American state / Stephen W. Sawyer -- Inventing the US-Mexico border / C.J. Alvarez -- Rumors of empire : tracking the image of Britain at the dawn of the American century / James T. Sparrow -- The great transformation : the state and the market in the postwar world / Jason Scott Smith -- Governing the child : the state, the family, and the compulsory school in the early twentieth century / Tracy Steffes -- Youth as infrastructure : 4-H and the intimate state in 1920s rural America / Gabriel N. Rosenberg -- Good citizens of a world power : postwar reconfigurations of the obligation to give / Elisabeth Clemens -- The rise of the public religious welfare state : black religion and the negotiation of church/state boundaries during the war on poverty / Omar M. McRoberts -- Private power and American bureaucracy : the state, the EEOC, and civil rights enforcement / Robert C. Lieberman -- From political economy to civil society : Arthur W. Page, corporate philanthropy, and the reframing of the past in post-New Deal America / Richard R. John -- Conclusion : the concept of the state in American history / William J. Novak
Control code
FIEb17755207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780226277646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898910963
Label
Boundaries of the state in US history, edited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The early American state "in action" : the federal Marine hospitals, 1789-1860 / Gautham Rao -- Beyond Tocqueville's myth : rethinking the model of the American state / Stephen W. Sawyer -- Inventing the US-Mexico border / C.J. Alvarez -- Rumors of empire : tracking the image of Britain at the dawn of the American century / James T. Sparrow -- The great transformation : the state and the market in the postwar world / Jason Scott Smith -- Governing the child : the state, the family, and the compulsory school in the early twentieth century / Tracy Steffes -- Youth as infrastructure : 4-H and the intimate state in 1920s rural America / Gabriel N. Rosenberg -- Good citizens of a world power : postwar reconfigurations of the obligation to give / Elisabeth Clemens -- The rise of the public religious welfare state : black religion and the negotiation of church/state boundaries during the war on poverty / Omar M. McRoberts -- Private power and American bureaucracy : the state, the EEOC, and civil rights enforcement / Robert C. Lieberman -- From political economy to civil society : Arthur W. Page, corporate philanthropy, and the reframing of the past in post-New Deal America / Richard R. John -- Conclusion : the concept of the state in American history / William J. Novak
Control code
FIEb17755207
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780226277646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898910963

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