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The American Congress : the building of democracy

Author: Julian E Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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Congress is the heart and soul of our democracy, the place where interests are brokered, laws are established, and innovation is turned into concrete action. It is also where some of democracy's greatest virtues clash with its worst vices: idealism and compromise meet corruption and bitter partisanship. [This volume] unveils the rich and varied history of this singular institution.-http://www.loc.gov/catdir.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Julian E Zelizer
OCLC Number: 64269413
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: From the old Congress to the new / Jack N. Rakove --
Opening Congress / Joanne Barrie Freeman --
Democracy, gentility, and lobbying in the early U.S. Congress / Jeffrey L. Pasley --
The Alien and Sedition Acts / Alan Taylor --
The early impact of slavery / Robin L. Einhorn --
The War of 1812 / Donald R. Hickey --
Congress, internal improvement, and the problem of governance / John Lauritz Larson --
Congress in a partisan political era / Joel H. Silbey --
The bank war / Daniel Feller --
Territorial expansion / Bartholomew H. Sparrow --
The slavery issue / Michael F. Holt --
The Civil War / Mark E. Neely, Jr. --
Reconstruction / Brooks D. Simpson --
The press coverage of Congress : reporting Johnson's impeachment / Donald A. Ritchie --
White supremacy / Jane Dailey --
The American West / William Deverell --
Railroad policy / K. Austin Kerr --
Industrialization / Richard Bensel --
The transformation of the congressional experience / Eric Rauchway --
Economic regulation in the progressive era / Elizabeth Sanders --
Redesigning Congress : the seventeenth and twentieth amendments to the Constitution / David E. Kyvig --
Women's activism / Alison M. Parker --
The transformation of American immigration policy / Daniel J. Tichenor --
Prohibition / Thomas R. Pegram --
The first World War / Joseph A. McCartin --
The forgotten New Deal Congress / Patrick Maney --
World War II : conservatism and constituency politics / Alonzo L. Hamby --
The Cold War / Randall Bennett Woods --
McCarthyism in Congress : investigating communism / Donald A. Ritchie --
The second reconstruction / Timothy N. Thurber --
The Warren Court and the political process / L.A. Powe, Jr. --
The Great Society / Edward D. Berkowitz --
The Vietnam War / Fredrik Logevall --
The environment / Paul C. Milazzo --
Congressional reform / Barbara Sinclair --
Restraining the imperial presidency : Congress and Watergate / Bruce J. Schulman --
Congress and the media / Michael Schudson --
Congress and the budget since 1974 / Eric Patashnik --
War power / Louis Fisher --
When republicans became revolutionaries : conservatives in Congress / Donald T. Critchlow.
Responsibility: Julian E. Zelizer, editor.

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Congress is the heart and soul of our democracy, the place where interests are brokered, laws are established, and innovation is turned into concrete action. It is also where some of democracy's greatest virtues clash with its worst vices: idealism and compromise meet corruption and bitter partisanship. [This volume] unveils the rich and varied history of this singular institution.-http://www.loc.gov/catdir.

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