The Rise of the States
Evolution of American State Government
By (author) Jon C. Teaford
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Rise of the States by Jon C. Teaford
Book DescriptionUrban historian Jon C. Teaford explores the development of state government in the United States from the end of the 19th century to the so-called renaissance of states at the end of the 20th. Arguing that state governments were not lethargic backwaters that suddenly stirred to life in the 1980s, Teaford shows instead how state governments were continually adapting and expanding throughout the past century. While previous historical scholarship focused on the states, if at all, as retrograde relics of simpler times, Teaford describes how states actively assumed new responsibilities, developed new sources of revenue, and created new institutions. Teaford examines the evolution of the structure, function, and finances of state government during the Progressive Era, the 1920s, the Great Depression, the post-World War II years, and the post-reapportionment era beginning in the late 1960s. State governments, he explains, played an active role not only in the creation, governance, and management of the political units that made up the state but also in dealing with the growth of business, industries, and education. Not all states chose the same solutions to common problems. For Teaford, the diversity of responses points to the growing vitality and maturity of state governments as the 20th century unfolded.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801868894
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jon C. Teaford
Twentieth-Century American City, Paperback (September 2016)
Touching on aging central cities, technoburbs, and the ongoing conflict between inner-city poverty and urban boosterism, The Twentieth-Century American City offers a broad, accessible overview of America's persistent struggle for a better city.
American Suburb, Hardback (September 2007)
Gives an introduction to the origins and contemporary realities of the American suburb. This work provides an account of contemporary American suburbia, examining its rise, diversity, commercial life, government, and housing issues. It also explores debates regarding suburbia's future.
Metropolitan Revolution, Paperback (April 2006)
Traces the evolution of American metropolitan life. "Edge cities" are the centers of production in post-suburban America. This book surveys metropolitan areas from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and the way in which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the central city as a hub of work, shopping, and transports.
Rough Road to Renaissance, Paperback (August 1990)» View all books by Jon C. Teaford
A history professor at Purdue explores the fascinating topic of urbanization in America from 1940 to 1985.
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Author Biography - Jon C. Teaford
Jon C. Teaford is a professor of history at Purdue University. His many books include Post-Suburbia: Government and Politics in the Edge Cities, The Twentieth-Century American City: Problem, Promise, and Reality, and The Rough Road to Renaissance: Urban Revitalization in America, 1940-1985, all published by Johns Hopkins.
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