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A government out of sight : the mystery of national authority in nineteenth-century America / Brian Balogh.

Author/Creator:
Balogh, Brian.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 414 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Progressivism (United States politics)
Free enterprise -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Contents:
Introduction: Why look back?
How Americans lost sight of the state : adapting republican virtue to liberal self-interest
Between revolutions : the promise of the developmental vision
"To strengthen and perpetuate that union" : republican political economy
Outside the boundaries : "powers and energies in the extreme parts"
The uncontested state : letters, law, localities
Restoring "spontaneous action and self-regulation" : civil war and civil society
Judicial exceptions to Gilded Age laissez-faire
"A special form of associative action" : new liberalism and the national integration of public and private
Conclusion: Sighting the twentieth-century state.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780521820974 (hbk.)
0521820979 (hbk.)
9780521527866 (pbk.)
0521527864 (pbk.)
OCLC:
298467808
Publisher Number:
99934851085
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