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  • Lucius Polk Brown and Progressive Food and Drug Control: Tennessee and New York City, 1908-1920 

    Wolfe, Margaret Ripley (University Press of Kansas, 1978-01-30)
    Lucius Polk Brown was a professional chemist who became a bureaucrat in the field of public health during the Progressive era, when middle-class reformers first attempted to order American society through integrated systems. ...
  • America's Bachelor Uncle: Thoreau and the American Polity 

    Taylor, Bob Pepperman (University Press of Kansas, 1996-10-31)
    Emphatically revisionist, Bob Pepperman Taylor reveals a Thoreau most people never knew existed. Contrary to conventional views, Taylor argues that Thoreau was one of America's most powerful and least understood political ...
  • Kansas Governors 

    Socolofsky, Homer E. (University Press of Kansas, 1990-05-22)
    This one-stop reference work is a governors’ hall of fame—a compendium of information about the 51 men who have held the chief executive post since the opening of the Kansas Territory in 1854. Using both primary and ...
  • The Sex Radicals: Free Love in High Victorian America 

    Sears, Hal D. (University Press of Kansas, 1977-08-01)
    This volume provides the first account of the pioneering efforts at sex reform in America from the Gilded Age to the Progressive era. Despite the atmosphere of extreme prudery and the existence of the Comstock laws after ...
  • Critical Pluralism, Democratic Performance, and Community Power 

    Schumaker, Paul (University Press of Kansas, 1991-02-28)
    A central question in political science is who governs and how. Typically political scientists attempt to answer this question by relying upon either empirical analysis, which explains existing political practices, or ...
  • Passions and Interests: Political Party Concepts of American Democracy 

    Pomper, Gerald M. (University Press of Kansas, 1992-11-04)
    Bridging analysis of political parties and political philosophy, Passions and Interests presents eight conceptual models of political parties with particular relevance to American democracy. Gerald Pomper, an internationally ...
  • Democratic Temperament: The Legacy of William James 

    Miller, Joshua I. (University Press of Kansas, 1997-05-30)
    Nineteenth-century psychologist and pragmatist philosopher William James is rarely considered a political theorist. Renowned as the author of The Principles of Psychology and The Varieties of Religious Experience, James ...
  • Harry H. Woodring: A Political Biography of FDR's Controversial Secretary of War 

    McFarland, Keith D. (University Press of Kansas, 1975-09-15)
    The names of most of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet members are well known. Anyone familiar with FDR’s administration will remember Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Cordell Hull, Harold Ickes, Frances Perkins, Henry ...
  • Requiem: Variations on Eighteenth-Century Themes 

    McDonald, Forrest; Shapiro, Ellen (University Press of Kansas, 1988-09-28)
    In eleven provocative essays Forrest McDonald and his wife, Ellen Shapiro McDonald, cover a wide range of the intellectual, political, military, and social history of the eighteenth century to present both a picture of the ...
  • A Preface to American Political Theory 

    Lutz, Donald S. (University Press of Kansas, 1992-09-03)
    It doesn't begin with a panegyric to the American founding. It doesn't answer the following questions: "What are the basic principles in the U.S. Constitution? What were the intentions of the founders with respect to (fill ...
  • On Turner's Trail: 100 Years of Writing Western History 

    Jacobs, Wilbur R. (University Press of Kansas, 1994-07-12)
    Should Frederick Jackson Turner be revered as “the father of western history” or reviled as a misguided advocate of a frontier spirit and rugged individualism that denied cultural diversity and produced widespread environmental ...
  • The Cattle Guard: Its History and Lore 

    Hoy, James F. (University Press of Kansas, 1982-12-04)
    With this study the cattle guard joins the sod house, the windmill, and barbed wire as a symbol of range country on the American Great Plains. A U.S. folk innovation now in use throughout the world, the cattle guard functions ...
  • Class and Community in Frontier Colorado 

    Hogan, Richard (University Press of Kansas, 1990-07-16)
    Spurred by the Gold Rush of 1859, settlers of diverse backgrounds and nationalities trekked to Colorado and began building towns. Existing accounts of their struggles and those of townbuilders throughout the American West ...
  • The Truman White House: The Administration of the Presidency 1945-1953 

    Heller, Francis H. (University Press of Kansas, 1980-02-20)
    This retrospective study brings together twenty-two key associates of President Truman’s to consider the administrative operation of the presidency from 1945 to 1953. A record of the discussions that took place at the ...
  • Getting By: Women Homeworkers and Rural Economic Development 

    Gringeri, Christina E. (University Press of Kansas, 1994-11-09)
    In this book Christina Gringeri investigates the effects of homeworking on workers, mainly women, and their families and explores the role of the state in subsidizing the development of homeworking jobs that depend on ...
  • The Dance with Community: The Contemporary Debate in American Political Thought 

    Fowler, Robert Booth (University Press of Kansas, 1991-07-25)
    Contemporary intellectuals have rushed to embrace the concept of *#8220;community.” What does this tell us about American political thought? Why are intellectuals uneasy with modern liberal individualism and its institutional ...
  • The Johnson Years, Volume Two: Vietnam, the Environment, and Science 

    Divine, Robert A. (University Press of Kansas, 1987-07-15)
    Stretching from November 1963 to January 1969, the administration of Lyndon Baines Johnson was marked both by division and tumult and by significant accomplishments. In this volume, Robert Divine has brought together seven ...
  • Montesquieu's Comparative Politics and the Spirit of American Constitutionalism 

    Cohler, Anne M. (University Press of Kansas, 1988-11-15)
    “American republicans,” notes Forrest McDonald, “regarded selected doctrines of Montesquieu’s as being virtually on par with Holy Writ.” But exactly how the French jurist’s labyrinthian work, The Spirit of the Laws, with ...
  • Timber and the Forest Service 

    Clary, David A. (University Press of Kansas, 1988-12-01)
    Nearly one-quarter of America is covered with forests almost 800 million acres. There are 151 national forests, comprising close to 200 million acres in thirty-nine states and Puerto Rico. These protected lands are ...
  • "The Constitution of the People" 

    Calvert, Robert E. (University Press of Kansas, 1991-06)
    To be a U.S. citizen is to be a member of a constitutional order that requires political unity but is also committed to social and cultural diversity. How do we solve the riddle of the one and the many? What is, in Tom ...

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