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Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas

by Don E. Carleton & John Henry Faulk

Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against...


Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country

by Mark Davis & Sean Hannity

Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling urban ghetto of Detroit...


We, the People

by Adolph Caso

According to Adolph Caso, the dream behind "We, the people..." has not yet been fulfilled, although America came close in doing so with Dr. Martin Luther King in his "I have a dream" speech. A counter revolution...


Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State

by James D Nowlan & J Thomas Johnson

A blueprint for solving the state's problems, just in time for the 2014 elections


The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush

by Brian McCall & William P., Jr. Hobby

George W. Bush called it "the best job in the world," yet many would argue that the Texas governorship is a weak office. Given few enumerated powers by the Texas Constitution, the governor must build a successful...


Reinventing Texas Government

by Michael Lauderdale

The Survey of Organizational Excellence is revolutionizing the operation of Texas state agencies and other governmental and private organizations. Developed and refined over the last twenty years by a team of...


Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002

by Benjamin Márquez

By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Texas led the nation in the number of Latino officeholders, despite the state's violent history of racial conflict. Exploring this and other seemingly contradictory...


Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks: Redistricting in Texas

by Gary A. Keith

Every ten years, the Texas legislature redistricts itself and the state's congressional districts in an attempt to ensure equality in representation. With a richly textured cultural fabric, Texas often experiences...


The House Will Come To Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics

by Michael Phillips, Patrick L. Cox & Don Carleton

In a state assumed to have a constitutionally weak governor, the Speaker of the Texas House wields enormous power, with the ability to almost single-handedly dictate the legislative agenda. The House Will Come...


Union and States' Rights: 150 Years After Sumter, a Legal History of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession

by Neil H. Cogan

Edited by Neil H. Cogan, who is a well-versed legal scholar of constitutional law, civil rights, and civil and criminal procedures, this volume is a collection of papers on a central issue of governance in the...


Ain't Nothing Like Freedom

by McKinney Cynthia

Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them....


ASEAN and the Security of South-East Asia (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Leifer

Problems of internal and external security in South-East Asia have persisted as one set of competing global alignments has been succeeded by another, with major impact on regional relationships. This book, first...


Power, Greed, and Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi

by James R. Crockett

From 2003 to 2009 sensational judicial bribery scandals rocked Mississippi's legal system. Famed trial lawyers Paul Minor and Richard (Dickie) Scruggs and renowned judge and former prosecutor Bobby DeLaughter...


Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?

by Edward Alan Miller

Medicaid is the largest grant-in-aid program in the United States. Reform in this area, therefore, provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection between federal and state policy making in an area recently...


Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

by Chicago Tribune Staff

For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil...


Breaking the Ice: From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic

by Barry Zellen

Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of...


The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age

by James D. Squires

"Squires' . . . grandfather was a sheriff's deputy who carried a gun and a clenched fist, a man whose talk with cronies was full of references to 'sonofabitching judges' and 'goddamn niggers.' He was also, Squires...


Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India: Continuing Debates

by Chandan Sengupta & Stuart Corbridge

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge

by Scott Walker & Marc Thiessen

"Today, we can sound like conservatives and act like conservatives-and still win elections. Those who say we can't don't see what I see in Wisconsin and what my fellow governors in states all across America...


Voices of Decline: The Postwar Fate of Us Cities: The Postwar Fate of Us Cities

by Robert A. Beauregard

[FOR HISTORY CATALOGS]Drawing on the pronouncements of public commentators, this book portrays the 20th century history of U.S. cities, focusing specifically on how commentators crafted a discourse of urban...