Government And Politics In The United States - Guy B. Hathorn, Howard R. Penniman & Mark F. FerberD. Van Nostrand Company, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is loose, faded overall and more so at the spine with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel and the head of the spine. Upper board lightly sprung. Text complete, clean and tight.
2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1961] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Tables; Maps;
From the cover: “THIS new edition of Government and Politics in the United States is fully up to date — including materials on the changing roles of President and Vice-President, the 1964 nominating conventions, the campaigns, and the elections. The chapter on civil liberties has been significantly revised to take into account the many changes in the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the first 10 Amendments and the Fourteenth Amendment. There is also a discussion of both the Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth Amendments. Special attention has been given to the major changes in state politics and in state legislative make-up growing out of the Court’s decisions in the re-apportionment cases that started with Baker v. Carr. In the chapters dealing with state and local government, changes made have been the result of new research as much as in the legal and constitutional positions of governments at this level.
The authors present a broad, realistic picture of all levels of American government — origins, history, structure, and operation. Balanced and interesting, the text clearly analyzes the principles, structure, functions, and subtleties of the operation of American government.
The organization of the text reflects an exceptional concern for teachability. In each chapter, a preface sets the stage for the material that follows; the main text is divided into convenient units; a summary focuses attention on the underlying themes discussed; an annotated bibliography (brought up to date) introduces important authorities and source materials. Students can readily master the fundamentals of government, leaving the teacher free to develop specific topics.
In every chapter, concrete examples bring the student into close contact with the political process. Numerous photographs, charts, graphs, and maps (many new to this edition) complement the text material. The end product is an absorbing, timely study of our governmental system.”
Jacket designed by Thomas Ruzicka. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Fawn boards with Gilt on Blue Title Plate titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Van Nostrand Political Science series. [VIII] 816 pages.