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Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making Paperback – August 20, 2008

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"One of the most significant edited volumes on U.S. political history to come along in many years."—Rogan Kersh, New York University

"Editors Skowronek and Glassman present seventeen essays that collectively explain the history of America's political development. . . . A compelling and provocative narrative."—Choice

"A manifesto for the study of the United States' often peculiar politics, policies and institutions in historical perspective. . . . The essays in this volume emphasize the importance of political actors within institutional, systemic, and historical contexts for the development of American politics."—Australasian Journal of American Studies

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Stephen Skowronek is Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. Matthew Glassman is Analyst in American National Government at the Congressional Research Service.

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