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Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History

by Michael Kazin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9780691152073
Format:
Pbk 672 pages
Price:
AU$89.00 NZ$93.91
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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With 150 accessible articles written by more than 130 leading experts, this essential reference provides authoritative introductions to some of the most important and talked-about topics in American history and politics, from the founding to today. Abridged from the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, this is the only single-volume encyclopedia that provides comprehensive coverage of both the traditional topics of U.S. political history and the broader forces that shape American politics--including economics, religion, social movements, race, class, and gender. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, each entry provides crucial context, expert analysis, informed perspectives, and suggestions for further reading.

Contributors include Dean Baker, Lewis Gould, Alex Keyssar, James Kloppenberg, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Lisa McGirr, Jack Rakove, Nick Salvatore, Stephen Skowronek, Jeremi Suri, Julian Zelizer, and many more.

Entries cover:

-Key political periods, from the founding to today
-Political institutions, major parties, and founding documents
-The broader forces that shape U.S. politics, from economics, religion, and social movements to race, class, and gender
-Ideas, philosophies, and movements
-The political history and influence of geographic regions


Preface vii

Alphabetical List of Entries xi

Topical List of Entries xiii

Contributors xv

Entries A-Z 1

Index 615

Praise for The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010: ''Encyclopedias are both invitations to explore and tools to find particular information. The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History amply fulfills both of those functions. . . . [M]any of [the] contributing historians, journalists, and social scientists are those whose opinions academics seek and cite. . . . [A]n important source for researchers at all levels.''--Choice

Praise for The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010: ''Offers accessible, thorough, and enlightening coverage of political history in the U.S. from colonial times through the 'conservative ascendancy'. . . . Highly recommended.''--Booklist
Michael Kazin is professor of history at Georgetown University. Rebecca Edwards is the Eloise Ellery Professor of History at Vassar College. Adam Rothman is associate professor of history at Georgetown University.