Americas Three Regimes: A New Political History

Paperback | November 3, 2009

byMorton Keller

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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the single best book written in recent years on the sweep of American political history," this groundbreaking work divides our nation's history into three "regimes," each of which lasts many, many decades, allowing us to appreciate as never beforethe slow steady evolution of American politics, government, and law. The three regimes, which mark longer periods of continuity than traditional eras reflect, are Deferential and Republican, from the colonial period to the 1820s; Party and Democratic, from the 1830s to the 1930s; and Populist andBureaucratic, from the 1930s to the present. Praised by The Economist as "a feast to enjoy" and by Foreign Affairs as "a masterful and fresh account of U.S. politics," here is a major contribution to the history of the United States--an entirely new way to look at our past, our present, and ourfuture--packed with provocative and original observations about American public life.

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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the single best book written in recent years on the sweep of American political history," this groundbreaking work divides our nation's history into three "regimes," each of which lasts many, many decades, allowing us to appreciate as never beforethe slow steady evolution of American politic...

Morton Keller is Spector Professor of History Emeritus at Brandeis University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195374247

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Introduction: The American Polity and Its RegimesPart One: The Deferential-Republican Regime1. Old Ways and New2. The Republican Revolution3. From Factions to PartiesPart Two: The Party-Democratic Regime: The Democratic Polity4. The Culture of Party Politics5. Governing a Democratic Polity6. CrisisPart Three: The Party-Democratic Regime: The Industrial Polity7. The Age of the Politicos8. A State of Parties and Courts9. The Progressive Challenge

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"Professor Morton Keller of Brandeis has performed an important service with this brilliant, engaging new book.... In America's Three Regimes, Morton Keller has produced a valuable, highly readable survey of American political history that answers many of the questions about government and thepeople that we ask today. This is the epitome of pleasurable reading.... Kudos to Professor Keller and congratulations to those lucky enough to encounter his book." --The Weekly Standard