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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History brings together an unparalleled wealth of information about the laws, institutions, and actors that have governed America throughout its history. Entries key political figures, important legislation and governmental institutions, broad political trends relating to elections, voting behavior, and party development, as well as key court cases, legal theories, constitutional interpretations, Supreme Court justices, and other major legal figures. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of politics and law, the more than 430 expertly…mehr

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History brings together an unparalleled wealth of information about the laws, institutions, and actors that have governed America throughout its history. Entries key political figures, important legislation and governmental institutions, broad political trends relating to elections, voting behavior, and party development, as well as key court cases, legal theories, constitutional interpretations, Supreme Court justices, and other major legal figures. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of politics and law, the more than 430 expertly written entries in the Encyclopedia provide an invaluable and in-depth overview of the development of America's political and legal frameworks.
Autorenporträt
Donald T. Critchlow is Professor of History at Arizona State University and is also Founding President of the Institute for Political History (2001-present). He was a Panelist for the National Humanities Endowment, Year-Fellowship Program in 2004. He was a Fellow in the Fulbright Scholars Program at the University of Hong Kong from 1997-98 as well as in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1996-97. Among other rewards, Critchlow received an USIA grant for a five volume history of the U. S. published in Polish in 1995. Critchlow's publications include The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History; Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade; America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States; Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America; Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Auto Company, 1852-1963; The Brookings Institution. Philip R. VanderMeer is Professor of History at Arizona State University. His publications include Phoenix Rising: The Making of A Desert Metropolis ; Belief and Behavior: Essays in the New Religious History; and The Hoosier Politician: Officeholding and Political Culture in Indiana 1896-1920.