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The imprint of congress

Author: David R Mayhew
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Henry L. Stimson lectures, Yale University.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What kind of job has America's routinely disparaged legislative body actually done? In [this book, the author gives] historical analysis of the U.S. Congress's performance from the late eighteenth century to today, exploring what its lasting imprint has been on American politics and society. Mayhew suggests that Congress has balanced the presidency in a surprising variety of ways, and in doing so, it has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Mayhew, David R.
Imprint of congress.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016955268
(OCoLC)961312426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Mayhew
ISBN: 9780300227949 0300227949
OCLC Number: 984692323
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 167 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Impulses and imprints --
Building a state and a nation --
Surges and their constraints --
Depression and the welfare state --
After World War II --
The climate and the debt --
Legitimacy, messiness, and reflections.
Series Title: Henry L. Stimson lectures, Yale University.
Responsibility: David R. Mayhew.

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An insightful examination of the imprint of Congress on politics and society throughout American history by a distinguished congressional scholar  Read more...

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"An excellent book. Mayhew offers a unique perspective on a critical issue for evaluating the American constitutional system."-Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley -- Eric Schickler Read more...

 
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