Governmental Institutions as Agents of Change: Rethinking American Political Development in the Early Republic, 1787-1835

John, Richard R.

During the past few years, a new generation of historians have turned their attention to the influence of law, public policy, and public administration in American life in the period between 1787 and 1835. The purpose of this essay is to highlight the contributions of these scholars in the hope that such an inquiry can further the ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue on American political development between historians, political scientists, and historical sociologists.

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August 1, 2018