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Teaford, Jon C.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 0801868882 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0801868890 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 272 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

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A flawed prognosis -- A new era in state ... Read More
Subject: State governments > United States > History.
Federal government > United States > History.

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The Rise of the States : Evolution of American State Government
The Rise of the States : Evolution of American State Government
by Teaford, Jon C.
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The Rise of the States : Evolution of American State Government

Urban 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.

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