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The presidency and political science : two hundred years of constitutional debate
Tatalovich, Raymond.
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2003]

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xiii, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
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The first book to survey the intellectual history of presidential scholarship from the Founding to the late twentieth century,"

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This innovative and informative study by Tatalovich and Engeman (both, Loyola University, Chicago) surveys the history of presidential scholarship and practice through three models of the presidency--the Hamiltonian view, which emphasizes presidential prerogative; the Jeffersonian view, which emphasizes congressional leadership; and the Progressive view of an activist presidency, which sometimes morphed into fears of an "imperial presidency." The diverse scholars and practitioners illustrate the breadth of this project. They include Joseph Story, Alexis de Tocqueville, Frederick Grimke, George Tichnor Curtis, James Bryce, Henry Clay Lockwood, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Jones Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, J. Allen Smith, Charles Beard, Herbert Croly, William Howard Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Charles C. Thach Jr., Harold Laski, Clinton Rossiter, James MacGregor Burns, Willmore Kendall, Richard E. Neustadt, C. Perry Patterson, Alfred de Grazia, Edward S. Corwin, George F. Reedy, James David Barber, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Charles M. Hardin, James L. Sundkist, Rexford G. Tugwell, Charles Jones, Edwin Hargrove, Terry Eastland. The authors provide unity by examining how each scholar would answer six questions. A critical acquisition for all presidential scholars and college libraries. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. J. R. Vile Middle Tennessee State University

Table of Contents

Scope of Study
Chapter One Constitutional Mythology: The Burns-Kendall Debate
Chapter Two Original Intent and the Presidency: Hamilton versus Jefferson
Chapter Three Jeffersonianism Sustained: Nineteenth-Century Thinkers
Chapter Four Indictment of Constitutionalism: The Progressive Reconstruction
Chatper Five Critics of Progressivism: The Early Constitutionalists
Chapter Six Sowing the Seeds of Progressivism: Liberalism and the Rise of Heroic Presidency
Chapter Seven Anti-Aggrandizement Scholars: Attacking Liberal Government and Liberal Presidents
Chatpter Eight From Imperialism to Impotency: Liberal Malaise with Liberal Presidents
Chapter Nine Return to Hamiltonianism: Ronald Reagan and the Movement Conservatives
Chatper Ten The Emerging Scholarly Consensus: A New Realism, an Old Idealism
Three Presidential Paradigms: Hamiltonianism, Jeffersonianism, Progressivism