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Author Hoffer, Williamjames.

Title To enlarge the machinery of government : congressional debates and the growth of the American state, 1858-1891 / Williamjames Hull Hoffer
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages)
Series Reconfiguring American political history
Reconfiguring American political history.
Contents Introduction : "badly in detail but well on the whole": the second state -- Prologue : "the great, noisy, reedy, jarring assembly" : the Capitol, lawyers, and public space -- A "government of states" : sponsorship and the first debate on land grant colleges, 1858-1861 -- "The object of a democratic government" : sponsorship and supervision of agriculture and land grant colleges, 1861-1863 -- "A government of law" : sponsoring and supervising the freedmen, abandoned lands, and refugees, 1863-1865 -- The "twin pillars" of the state : the supervision and standardization of education and law enforcement, 1865-1876 -- "To change the nature of the government" : standardizing schooling and the civil service, 1876-1883 -- "What constitutes a state" : supervising labor and commerce, 1883-1886 -- "A system entirely satisfactory to the country" : standardizing labor and the courts, 1886-1891 -- Conclusion : "to answer our purposes, it must be adapted."
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-248) and index
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Subject United States. Congress.
Debates and debating -- United States.
Federal government -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006037746
ISBN 1421402416
9781421402413
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