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Reform and Regulation - Critical Episodes in American Politics
Author: Lewis L. Gould
ISBN-13: 9780471319146
ISBN-10: 0471319147
Publication Date: 4/1978
Pages: 208
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Publisher: John Wiley Sons Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Full title is: Reform and Regulation: American Politics, 1900-1916.

From back cover "The dynamics of political change in the Progressive Era are explored in this fresh look at a tumultuous epoch in American history. Focusing on the way in which the two major parties confronted the problem of regulating a modern industril society, Gould builds a compelling analytical narrative of the formative years of contemporary American party politics.
Based on extensive work in original sources, the book traces how the Republicans, under Theodore Roosevelt, moved toward an acceptance of the regulatory state, only to reject it in 1912. Gould then demonstrates how the Democrats overcame their states rights heritage and discovered the political potential of the exercise of national power under Wilson.
Skeptical of political rhetoric, Gould probes beyond the slogans of reform to lay bare the struggle for power among competing factions within the parties. Reevaluating such diverse leaders as Roosevelt, Taft, LaFollette, and Wilson, the author has fashioned a provcative study of reformers and rivals in the era when modern American party politics was taking its shape"
Despite what it says above, this is a paperback edition