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.
How to Win a “Long Game”: The Voting Rights Act, the Republican Party, and the Politics of Counter-Enforcement, Adrienne Jones and Andrew J. Polsky
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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