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Affairs of State

Public Life in Late Nineteenth-Century America

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674181885

Publication Date: 01/01/1977

631 pages

7 tables

Belknap Press


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    • 1. The Weight of the War
  • Part One: The Postwar Polity, 1865–1880
    • 2. The Politics of Reconstruction
    • 3. Postwar Governance
    • 4. The Quest for a Good Society
    • 5. The Political Economy of Postwar America
    • 6. The Southern Experience
    • 7. The Triumph of Organizational Politics
  • Part Two: The Industrial Polity, 1880–1900
    • 8. Governance in an Industrial Age
    • 9. The Province of the Law
    • 10. The Political Economy of Industrialism
    • 11. The Structure of Economic Regulation
    • 12. The Shock of Social Change: The Definition of Status
    • 13. The Shock of Social Change: The Control of Behavior
    • 14. The Politics of an Industrial Society
    • 15. The Crisis of the Nineties
    • 16. The Twentieth Century Polity
  • Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Tables
    • 1. Congressional legislation, 1857–58 to 1863–64
    • 2. Percentage increases in the population, valuation, taxation, and indebtedness of selected cities, 1868–1875
    • 3. National party balance in presidential elections, 1868–1900
    • 4. Party percentages in presidential elections, 1876–1888
    • 5. Minor party votes, 1868–1900
    • 6. Democratic and Republican margins, selected cities, 1892 and 1896
    • 7. American exports, 1880–1896

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