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Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Julian E. Zelizer


In recent years, the study of American political history has experienced a remarkable renaissance. After decades during which the subject fell out of fashion and disappeared from public view, it has returned to prominence as the study of American history has shifted its focus back to politics broadly defined. This book assesses its revival and demonstrates how this work not only illuminates the past but also helps us better understand American politics today. It considers the history of public policy and American conservatism as well as the politics of Medicare, campaign finance, troop withdra ... More

Keywords: political history, American politics, American history, policy, American conservatism, Medicare, campaign finance, national security, democracy, scandals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691150734
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian E. Zelizer, author
Princeton University

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