Title

To enlarge the machinery of government : congressional debates and the growth of the American state, 1858-1891

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

January 2007

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

City

Baltimore

Abstract

How did the shape of the federal government change from the weak apparatus of the antebellum period to the large, administrative state of the Progressive Era to the mammoth that it is today? This work explores the daily proceedings of the US House and Senate from 1858 to 1891 to find answers to this question.

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