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To enlarge the machinery of government : congressional debates and the growth of the American state, 1858-1891
(2007)
  • Williamjames Hoffer, Seton Hall University
Abstract

How did the shape of the federal government change from the weak apparatus of the antebellum period to the large, administrative state of the Progressive Era to the mammoth that it is today? This work explores the daily proceedings of the US House and Senate from 1858 to 1891 to find answers to this question.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Series
Reconfiguring American political history.
Citation Information
Williamjames Hoffer. To enlarge the machinery of government : congressional debates and the growth of the American state, 1858-1891. Baltimore(2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/williamjames_hoffer/4/