American Political Development Selected Bibliography

American Political Development (APD) Bibliography*


Michael Paul Rogin, Fathers & Children, Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of the American Indian (any edition), chp. introduction.

Stephen Skowronek & Karen Orren, The Search for American Political Development (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004), chps 1-5.

Adam D. Sheingate, “Political Entrepreneurship, Institutional Change, and American Political Development,” Studies in American Political Development, 17 (Fall 2003) 185–203;

Robert Lieberman, “Ideas, Institutions, and Political Order: Explaining Political Change,” 90 American Political Science Review 96, No. 4 (2002): 697-712;

Priscilla Yamin, “The Search for Marital Order: Civic Membership and the Politics of Marriage in the Progressive Era,” Polity 41, No. 1 (Jan., 2009): 86-112.

Theda Skocpol, Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the U.S., (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995),1-66;

Karen Orren and Stephen Skowronek, “Beyond the Iconography of Order: Notes for a “new Institutionalism” in Larry Dodd and Calvin Jillson eds. They Dynamics of American Politics (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994);

Ellen Immergut, “The Theoretical Core of New Institutionalism,” Politics & Society 26 (1998): 5-34;

Paul Pierson and Theda Skocpol, “Historical Institutionalism in Contemporary Political Science,” in Political Science: The State of the Discipline, eds. Ira Katznelson and Helen Milner (New York: Norton, 2002);

Theda Skocpol, “Bringing the State Back In: Strategies of Analysis in Current Research” 3-33 In Bringing the State Back In, edited by P. Evans, D. Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985);

Paul Pierson, “Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics,” American Political Science Review 94 (June 2000): 251-67;

Brian J. Glen, “The Two Schools of American Political Development: Political Studies Review 2 (2004): 153-65.

Dan Carpenter, The Forging if Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).

Alan Brinkley, “Writing the History of Contemporary America: Dilemmas and Challenges.” Daedalus 113 (1984): 121–41

Shane J. Ralston, “Can Pragmatists be Institutionalists? John Dewey Joins the Non-ideal/Ideal Theory Debate,” Human Studies 33, No. 1 (May 2010): 65-84

Paul Pierson, “The Study of Policy Development,” Journal of Policy History 17 No. 1(2005): 34-51

Rogan Kersh “Rethinking Periodization? APD and the Macro-History of the United States,” Polity 37 (2005): 513-22

Julian E. Zelizer, “Stephen Skowronek’s Building a New American State and the Origins of APD,” Social Science History 27 (Spring 2003): 425-41;

Daniel P. Carpenter, “The Multiple and Material Legacies of Stephen Skowronek,” Social Science History 27 (2003): 465-75;



Orren & Skowronek, The Search for American Political Development, chps 2, 4 and 5; John Greenstone, “Political Culture and American Political Development: Liberty, Union, and Liberal Bipolarity, Studies in American Political Development 1 (1): 1-49;

Rogers M. Smith, “Beyond Tocqueville, Myrdal, and Hartz: The Multiple Traditions in America,” American Political Science Review 87 (1993): 549-66;

Ronald P. Formisano, “The Concept of Political Culture,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31 (2001): 393-426;

Russell Hansen and Desmond King, “Eugenics Ideas, Political Interests, and Policy Variance: Immigration and Sterilization Policy in Britain and the U.S.” World Politics (2001):237-63;

James Morone, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (Yale University Press 2003), 1-34; Rogers M. Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of

Citizenship in U.S. History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997);

Gilligan Brown, The Consent of the Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002);

Julie Novkov, “Rethinking Race in American Politics,” Political Research Quarterly 61 (2008):649-59;

Daniel T. Rodgers. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998);

James T. Kloppenberg, “Pragmatism and the Practice of History: From Turner and DuBois to Today,” Metaphilosophy, 35 (2004):202-25.

Reuel Edward Schiller, “Saint Georges and the Dragon: Courts and the Development of the American State in 20th Century America,” Journal of Policy History 17 No. 1 (2005): 110-24.

Karen Orren and Stephen Skowronek, “Have We Abandoned a “Constitutional Perspective” on American Political Development?” The Review of Politics, 73, No. 2 (2011): 295-99.

Lisa Hilbin, “The Constituted Nature of Constituents’ Interests: Historical and Ideational Factors in Judicial Empowerment, Political Research Quarterly 62, No. 4 (Dec., 2009): 781-97

Martin Shefter, Review of Sectionalism in American Political Development, 1880-1980 by Richard Franklin Bensel Political Science Quarterly 100, No. 4 (Winter, 1985-86): 722-24.

Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski “At the Crossroads: Congress and American Political Development,” Perspectives on Politics 4, No. 2 (June, 2006): 243-60.

Eric Schickler Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), chp 1;

Marie Gottschalk, “It’s the Health-Care Costs, Stupid!: Ideas, Institutions, and the Politics of Organized Labor and Health Policy in the United States, Studies in American Political Development 14 (2): 234-52;

Sidney M. Milkis and Daniel J. Tichnor, “Reforming the Mating Dance: Presidents, Social Movements, and Racial Realignments,” Journal of Policy History 23, No. 4 (2011): 451-90.

William N. Eskridge, Jr.; and John Ferejohn. “The Elastic Commerce Clause: A Political Theory of American Federalism,” 47 Vand. L. Rev. 1355 (1994)

Scott D. Gerber “The Republican Revival in American Constitutional Theory

“Political Research Quarterly 47 (1994): 985-97*


*(spacing varies, here on out)

  1. M. Vasudev, “Corporate Law and Its Efficiency: A Review of History,” 50 Am. J. Legal Hist. 237.



Wilson R. Huhn, “The Legacy of Slaughterhouse, Bradwell, and Cruikshank in Constitutional Interpretation,” 42 Akron L. Rev. 1051 (2009).



Ronald M. Labbe & Jonathan Lurie, The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment (2003);



Earl M. Maltz, The Fourteenth Amendment and the Law of the Constitution (2003);



Michael J. Perry, We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court (1999);



Richard Bensel, The Political Economy of American Industrialization (Cambridge University Press, 2000), chp 1.



Thomas C. Leonard, “More Merciful and Not Less Effective”: Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era,” History of Political Economy, 35 (2003): 687-712.



Alexander Sanger “Eugenics, Race, and Margaret Sanger Revisited: Reproductive Freedom for All?” Hypatia 22 (2007): 210-17.



Yvonne Pitts, “Disability, Scientific Authority, and Women’s Political Participation at the Turn of the Twentieth-Century United States,” Journal of Women’s History, 24 (2012): 37-61.



Dana Seitler, “Unnatural Selection: Mothers, Eugenic Feminism, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Regeneration Narratives” American Quarterly 55 (2003): 61-88.



Randall Hansen and Desmond S. King, “Eugenic Ideas, Political Interests, and Policy Variance: Immigration and Sterilization Policy in Britain and the U.S.” World Politics 53 (2001): 237-63.



Matthew Frye Jacobson. Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2000);



Adam Rome, “Nature Wars, Culture Wars: Immigration and Environmental Reform in the Progressive Era,” Environmental History 13, No. 3 (Jul., 2008): 432-53;



Amy Kaplan, The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of the U.S. Culture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), chp. 1.



Peter J. Katzenstin, “Presidential Address: “Walls” between “Those People”? Contrasting Perspectives on World Politics,” Perspectives on Politics   8, No. 1 (March 2010): 11-25



Ran Hirschl, “The Realist Turn in Comparative Constitutional Politics,” Political Research Quarterly 62, No. 4 (Dec., 2009): 825-33



Allen Lynch, “Woodrow Wilson and the Principle of ‘National Self-Determination’: A Reconsideration,”Review of International Studies Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 2002), pp. 419-36



Robert W. Tucker, Woodrow Wilson’s “New Diplomacy” World Policy Journal

21 (2004), 92-107



Elizabeth Gardner, “Woodrow Wilson’s Western Tour: Rhetoric, Public Opinion, and the League of Nations,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Volume 12, Number 1, (Spring 2009), pp. 142-44



Jason C. Flanagan, “Woodrow Wilson’s “Rhetorical Restructuring”: The Transformation of the American Self and the Construction of the German Enemy Rhetoric & Public Affairs 7 (2004), 115-4;



Eric A. Nordlinger, Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a New Century (Princeton, 1995);



John Mearsheimer, “The False Promise of International Institutions,” International Security, XIX (1994): 5–49;



  1. Michael Hogan, Woodrow Wilson’s Western Tour: Rhetoric, Public Opinion, and the League of Nations (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2006);



Ross A. Kennedy, The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America’s Strategy for Peace and Security (Kent, Kent State University Press, 2009), chp. 1;



Ajay K. Methrotra, “World War I And the Making of the Modern American Fiscal State: Lawyers, Guns, and Public Moneys: The U.S. Treasury, World War I, and the Administration of the Modem Fiscal State,” Law & Hist. Rev. 28 (2010) 173



Alvin B. Tillery, Jr. “Tocqueville as Critical Race Theorist: Whiteness as Property, Interest Convergence, and the Limits of Jacksonian Democracy” Political Research Quarterly Vol. 62, No. 4 (Dec., 2009)” 639-52;



Julie Novkov, “Mobilizing Liberalism in Defense of Racism,” The Good Society Vol. 15, No. 1 (2007): 30-39;



Joel Olson, “Whiteness and the Polarization of American Politics,” Political Research Quarterly 61, No. 4 (Dec., 2008): 704-18;



Daniel N. Lipson Where’s the Justice? Affirmative Action’s Severed Civil Rights Roots in the Age of Diversity Perspectives on Politics 6, No. 4 (Dec., 2008): 691-706



James Livingston, “Marxism” and the Politics of History: Reflections on the Work of Eugene D. Genovese,” Radical History Review 88 (2004) 30-48.



Michael B. Katz, “Was Government the Solution or the Problem? The Role of the State in the History of American Social Policy,” Theory and Society 39, No. 3/4 (May 2010): 487-502



Trevor Norris, “Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the Consumer Society,” The Encyclopedia of Informal Education,



Edmund Fong, “Reconstructing the “Problem” of Race,” Political Research Quarterly 61, No. 4 (Dec., 2008), 660-70; Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and American Democracy (New York: Harper & Row, 1944), chp 1;



David A. Hollinger, Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (New York, 1995), chp 1; David R. Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (London: Verso, 1999), 7 & 8;



Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, “How’re We Doing?: Reflections on Moral Progress in America,” The Good Society 17 (2008): 13-19; Carol A. Horton. Race and the Making of American Liberalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005) chp. 1;



Khiara M. Bridges, “Privacy Rights and Public Families,” Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 113 (Winter, 2011): 113;



Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire;



Claire Colebrook, “From Radical Representations to Corporeal Becomings: The Feminist Philosophies of Lloyd, Grosz, and Gatens,” Hypatia 15 (2000);



Moira Gattens, “Feminism as ‘Password’: Re-thinking the ‘Possible’ with Spinoza and Delueze,” Hypatia 15 (2000).


Klausen, J. C. (2016). Michael Rogin on American Empire: A Retrospective. Theory & Event 19(3), The Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved January 17, 2017, from Project MUSE database;.


Forrest G. Robinson. “Uncertain Borders: Race, Sex, and Civilization in The Last of the Mohicans.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 47, no. 1 (1991): 1-28. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Joe Karaganis. “Negotiating the National Voice in Faulkner’s Late Work.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 54, no. 4 (1998): 53-81. (accessed January 17, 2017);


Joe Karaganis. “Negotiating the National Voice in Faulkner’s Late Work.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 54, no. 4 (1998): 53-81. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Alexandra Keller. “Historical Discourse and American Identity in Westerns since the Reagan Administration.” Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies 33, no. 1 (2003): 47-54. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Nicole Waligora-Davis. “Riotous Discontent: Ralph Ellison’s “Birth of a Nation”.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 50, no. 2 (2004): 385-410. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Genovese, E. D. “The Low Productivity of Southern Slave Labor: Causes and Effects.” Civil War History, vol. 9 no. 4, 1963, pp. 365-382. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/cwh.1963.0003.


Rathbun, L. “The Debate over Annexing Texas and the Emergence of Manifest Destiny.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 4 no. 3, 2001, pp. 459-493. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/rap.2001.0050.


Nelson, D. D. “”No Cold or Empty Heart”: Polygenesis, Scientific Professionalization, and the Unfinished Business of Male Sentimentalism.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 11 no. 3, 1999, pp. 29-56. Project MUSE,


Jeffrey Paul Melnick and Rachel Rubin. “Black and White Stages.” Reviews in American History 27, no. 4 (1999): 572-579. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Deborah A. Rosen. “Wartime Prisoners and the Rule of Law: Andrew Jackson’s Military Tribunals during the First Seminole War.” Journal of the Early Republic 28, no. 4 (2008): 559-595. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Mark A. Eaton. “Dis(re)membered Bodies: Cormac McCarthy’s Border Fiction.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 49, no. 1 (2003): 155-180. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Dennis Berthold. “Class Acts: The Astor Place Riots and Melville’s “The Two Temples”.” American Literature 71, no. 3 (1999): 429-461. (accessed January 17, 2017).

P.J. Brendese. “The Race of a More Perfect Union: James Baldwin, Segregated Memory and the Presidential Race.” Theory & Event 15, no. 1 (2012) (accessed January 17, 2017).

Derek W. Vaillant. “Sounds of Whiteness: Local Radio, Racial Formation, and Public Culture in Chicago, 1921-1935.” American Quarterly 54, no. 1 (2002): 25-66. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Laura E. Nym Mayhall. “Domesticating Emmeline: Representing the Suffragette, 1930-1993.” NWSA Journal 11, no. 2 (1999): 1-24. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Simon Stow. “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans? George Bush, the Jazz Funeral, and the Politics of Memory.” Theory & Event 11, no. 1 (2008) (accessed January 17, 2017).

Yu-Fang Cho. “A Romance of (Miscege)Nations: Ann Sophia Stephens’ Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter (1839, 1860).” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 63, no. 1 (2007): 1-25. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Amanda M. Page. “Consolidated Colors: Racial Passing and Figurations of the Chinese in Walter White’s Flight and Darryl Zanuck’s Old San Francisco.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 37, no. 4 (2012): 93-117. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Jennifer Ryan. “Truth Made Visible: Crises of Cultural Expression in Truth: Red, White, and Black.” College Literature 38, no. 3 (2011): 66-96. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Brian Norman. “The Historical Uncanny: Segregation Signs in Getting Mother’s Body, a Post-Civil Rights American Novel.” African American Review 43, no. 2 (2009): 443-456. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Michael Newbury. “Eaten Alive: Slavery and Celebrity in Antebellum America.” ELH 61, no. 1 (1994): 159-187. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Val Marie Johnson. ““Look for the Moral and Sex Sides of the Problem”: Investigating Jewishness, Desire, and Discipline at Macy’s Department Store, New York City, 1913.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 18, no. 3 (2009): 457-485. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Matthew Pratt Guterl. “The New Race Consciousness: Race, Nation, and Empire in American Culture, 1910-1925.” Journal of World History 10, no. 2 (1999): 307-352. (accessed January 17, 2017).



Peter Lurie. “”Some Trashy Myth of Reality’s Escape”: Romance, History, and Film Viewing in Absalom, Absalom!.” American Literature 73, no. 3 (2001): 563-597. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Shelley Streeby. “American Sensations: Empire, Amnesia, and the US-Mexican War.” American Literary History 13, no. 1 (2001): 1-40. (accessed January 17, 2017).


  1. Casey Sullivan. “Way before the Storm: California, the Republican Party, and a New Conservatism, 1900–1930.” Journal of Policy History 26, no. 4 (2014): 568-594. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Mikko Tuhkanen. “Of Blackface and Paranoid Knowledge: Richard Wright, Jacques Lacan, and the Ambivalence of Black Minstrelsy.” Diacritics 31, no. 2 (2001): 9-34. (accessed January 17, 2017).


David Luis-Brown. “An 1848 for the Americas: The Black Atlantic, “El negro mártir,” and Cuban Exile Anticolonialism in New York City.” American Literary History 21, no. 3 (2009): 431-463. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Susan Manning. “Black Voices, White Bodies: The Performance of Race and Gender in How Long Brethren.” American Quarterly 50, no. 1 (1998): 24-46. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Sandra M. Gustafson. “Histories of Democracy and Empire.” American Quarterly 59, no. 1 (2007): 107-133. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Andrew Lawson. “”Spending for Vast Returns”: Sex, Class, and Commerce in the First Leaves of Grass.” American Literature 75, no. 2 (2003): 335-365. (accessed January 17, 2017).


Michael Millner. “The Ends of Identity Politics and the Case of King Kong.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 69, no. 4 (2013): 111-132. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Matthew Pratt Guterl. “The New Race Consciousness: Race, Nation, and Empire in American Culture, 1910-1925.” Journal of World History 10, no. 2 (1999): 307-352. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Peter L. Bayers. “Charles Alexander Eastman’s From the Deep Woods to Civilization and the Shaping of Native Manhood.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 20, no. 3 (2008): 52-73. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Michelle R. Sizemore. “When are the People?: Temporality, Popular Sovereignty, and the U.S. Settler State.” South Central Review 30, no. 1 (2013): 3-31. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Sophie Bell. “Misreading The Scarlet Letter: Race, Sentimental Pedagogy, and Antebellum Indian Literacy.” Studies in American Fiction 42, no. 1 (2015): 1-27. (accessed January 17, 2017).

Kirstine Taylor. “Untimely Subjects: White Trash and the Making of Racial Innocence in the Postwar South.” American Quarterly 67, no. 1 (2015): 55-79. (accessed January 17, 2017).






*Not comprehensive and not clean of typos, etc . . .

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