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The Resource Local government in early America : the colonial experience and lessons from the founders, Brian P. Janiskee

Local government in early America : the colonial experience and lessons from the founders, Brian P. Janiskee

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Local government in early America : the colonial experience and lessons from the founders
Title
Local government in early America
Title remainder
the colonial experience and lessons from the founders
Statement of responsibility
Brian P. Janiskee
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Local Government in Early America is a concise and thought-provoking exploration of the American desire for political participation, most notably in the "town hall meeting." A product of early New England democracy. This form of direct local participation remains one of the most celebrated, yet feared, institutions in our political life. Depending on one's political perspective regarding the issue at hand, a lively town hall meeting can be the glorious epitome of grassroots activism or the wretched embodiment of reactionary zeal. For all of the media attention devoted to the conservative revolt against health care reform at town hall meetings across the country; the political right is late to the game on local activism. From resolutions opposed to the Patriot Act or the declaration of nuclear-free zones in cities, the political left has used the rhetorical power of the local political pulpit to great effect for many years. All of this is possible because of the manner in which local governments were constructed during the colonial period. Brian P. Janiskee details the origins of our local system by examining key characteristics of local colonial political life, including what Founders like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had to say about the role of villages, towns, and cities in our complex system of government. Through this timely analysis of our political heritage, Janiskee may cause observers to reevaluate the phrase "all politics is local." Indeed, it may be the case that "all local politics is national.""--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janiskee, Brian P.
Dewey number
320.80973/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK54
LC item number
.J36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Local government
  • Democracy
  • Self-determination, National
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Local government
  • Politics and government
  • Self-determination, National
  • United States
  • Kolonialverwaltung
  • Politische Kultur
  • Selbstbestimmungsrecht
  • Neuengland
Label
Local government in early America : the colonial experience and lessons from the founders, Brian P. Janiskee
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Colonies of New England -- The Middle and Southern Colonies -- The Founders on Local Government -- All Local Politics is National
Control code
815288189
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442201354
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815288189
Label
Local government in early America : the colonial experience and lessons from the founders, Brian P. Janiskee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Colonies of New England -- The Middle and Southern Colonies -- The Founders on Local Government -- All Local Politics is National
Control code
815288189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442201354
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815288189

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