Building the New American Nation: Economic Development, Public Goods, and the Early U.S. Army
William D. Adler and Andrew J. Polsky contend that contrary to traditional notions of a weak national state in our nation’s early years, the national state, acting through the Army, was indispensable in shaping the pattern and direction of economic development. They propose a new way of conceptualizing the early American state: a state of the periphery, dominated by the Army, and a state of the center, in which other public institutions also performed key development functions.
Legacies of Losing in American Politics, Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow Reviewed by William D. Adler
Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building, Zachary Callen Reviewed by William D. Adler
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