Using a series of case-studies of congressional reform legislation during the early twentieth century, Congress, Progressive Reform and the New American State explores the nature of progressivism and the processes of political change which resulted in the establishment of the modern American state.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Congress and the Nation; 3 The Troubled Subject of Railroad Regulation in the Progressive Era; 4 Congress and the "Labor Question"; 5 The Ideal of a "Model City": Congress and the District of Columbia; 6 The Senate and Progressive Reform; 7 Patterns of Republican Insurgency in the House of Representatives; 8 Progressivism, Democratic Style; 9 Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State; Appendix The Analysis of Roll Calls; Index
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