Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Political History E-Reference Picks

Workers Unite: American Labor Movement
Overview of the rise of American labor unions and their subsequent impact on the economy and culture of the United States.

Of the People, By the People: A Documentary Record of Voting Rights and Electoral Reform. Traces the legislative evolution and the significant federal and state court decisions that interpret the law to either extend or contract access to the vote. Examples of disputed elections (presidential and congressional) and the reform proposals that resulted, such as proposed constitutional amendments to eliminate the Electoral College.

Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History
Major forces shaping American politics from it's founding to today. Addresses eras, institutions, political parties, presidents, and documents including military, electoral, and economic events, as well as social movements, popular culture, religion, education, race, and gender.
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