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The Resource America's political inventors : the lost art of legislation, George W. Liebmann

America's political inventors : the lost art of legislation, George W. Liebmann

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America's political inventors : the lost art of legislation
Title
America's political inventors
Title remainder
the lost art of legislation
Statement of responsibility
George W. Liebmann
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Language
eng
Summary
Recent American political developments, including the election of Donald Trump, reveal profound disquiet with the highly centralized political regime based on discretionary allocation of funds and powers to interest groups that has developed since the creation of emergency institutions after America's entry into World War I. This book demonstrates the effectiveness in American history of measures conceived in a different spirit, addressing the population at large, rather than particular interest groups, relying on citizen and local initiative, and founded not on the distribution of frequently unearned benefits and powers but on reciprocal contributions and obligations. George W. Liebmann discusses John Winthrop and his foundation of New England towns; John Locke and the creation of Southern plantations; Thomas Jefferson and his scheme for the organization of Northwestern townships and American territories and states; Joseph Pulitzer and the origins of municipal home rule; John Wesley Powell and the creation of reclamation districts; Hugh Hammond Bennett and the fostering of soil conservation districts; and Byron Hanke and the development of residential community associations. The book concludes with a number of public policy proposals relating to housing, urban renewal, care of the elderly, immigration and youth unemployment conceived in the same spirit. Liebmann brings to light little-known facts concerning the growth of practices and institutions that Americans take for granted. His book will be of interest to students of biography, history and government.
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Liebmann, George W
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International Library of Historical Studies
Series volume
112
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislation
  • Law
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  • Legislation
  • United States
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America's political inventors : the lost art of legislation, George W. Liebmann
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9781788311243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1022131800
Label
America's political inventors : the lost art of legislation, George W. Liebmann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 199 pages
Isbn
9781788311243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1022131800

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