Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century
What is American government like today? How has it changed—and how has it remaind the same—over the course of the century now coming to a close. Taking Stock seeks to provide the fullest and most thoughtful answers yet offered to these questions. This work brings together eminent historians and political scienties to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare. Never before have these major public policy issues been explored so deeply, and with such insight, in a collaborative effort crossing disciplinary borders.