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The Growth of American Government
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American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state, and local levels. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition examines the debate about "big government" over the last 20 years.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. Ballard C. Campbell
  3. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Governing the Cleveland Era
  2. pp. 9-33
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  1. 2. The Course and Causes of Growth
  2. pp. 34-64
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  1. 3. The Transition Era
  2. pp. 65-98
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  1. 4. The Great Depression and Economic Policy
  2. pp. 99-125
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  1. 5. The Managed Economy since the New Deal
  2. pp. 126-159
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  1. 6. The New Income Security
  2. pp. 160-182
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  1. 7. The New Equality
  2. pp. 183-205
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  1. 8. Paying for Modern Government
  2. pp. 206-236
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  1. 9. The New Faces of Power
  2. pp. 237-264
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  1. 10. The Reagan Era and the Restrained Polity
  2. pp. 265-284
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  1. 11. The Debate over "Big" Government
  2. pp. 285-318
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 319-346
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 347-370
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 371-379
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