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Keller, Morton

Works: 65 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 14,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: JK1067, 328.73003
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Most widely held works about Morton Keller
Most widely held works by Morton Keller
America's three regimes : a new political history by Morton Keller( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When historians take the long view, they look at "ages" or "eras" (the Age of Jackson, the Progressive Era). But these time spans last no longer than a decade or so. In this groundbreaking new book, Morton Keller divides our nation's history into three regimes, each of which lasts many, many decades, allowing us to appreciate, as never before, the slow steady evolution of American public life. Americans like to think of our society as eternally young and effervescent. But the reality is very different. A proper history of America must be as much about continuity, persistenc
Making Harvard modern : the rise of America's university by Morton Keller( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making Harvard Modern is a portrait of America's most prominent university from 1933 to the present: seven decades of dramatic change. Early-twentieth-century Harvard was the country's oldest and richest university, but not necessarily its outstanding one. By the century's end it was widely regarded as the nation's, and the world's, leading institution of higher education. With verve, humor, and insight, Morton and Phyllis Keller tell the story of that rise: a tale of compelling personalities, notable achievement, and no-less-notable academic pratfalls. Their book is based on rich and revealing archival materials, interviews, and personal experience."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of the United States Congress( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides knowledge and insights about Congress, its operations, and its history
The New Deal, what was it? by Morton Keller( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and politics of Thomas Nast by Morton Keller( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time and work of America's greatest political cartoonist
Affairs of State : public life in late nineteenth century America by Morton Keller( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first modern history of American public life after the Civil War is a work of magisterial sweep and sophisticated insight. Integrating political, legal, and administrative history on a scale not previously attempted, Keller examines crosscurrents in American institutions during a key transitional period in American history
Regulating a new society : public policy and social change in America, 1900-1933 by Morton Keller( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading scholar of twentieth-century American history looks again at the beginning of the century, this time giving us a remarkable portrait of the emergence of modern society and its distinctive transformations and social problems. As in Regulating a New Economy, his earlier book on the changing American economy, Morton Keller integrates political, legal, and governmental history, now providing the first comprehensive study of the ideas and interests that shaped early twentieth-century American social policy. Keller looks at the major social institutions: the family, voluntary associations, religion, and education. He examines important social issues: the rights of the individual, the regulation of public mores (gambling, drugs, prostitution, alcohol abuse), the definition and punishment of crime, and social welfare policy (poverty, public health, conditions of labor). His final area of concern is one that assumed new importance after 1900: social policy directed at major groups, such as immigrants, blacks, Native Americans, and women. The interpretive theme is fresh and controversial. Keller sees early twentieth-century American government not as an artifact of class, race, and gender conflict but as the playing out of tension between the Progressive thrust to restore social cohesion through the principle of order and organization and two other, mutually antipodal, social interests: the weight of the American past and growing pluralism of modern America. The interplay among these elements - Progressivism, persistence, pluralism - shaped early twentieth-century social policy. The result was no clear victory for any one of these public attitudes, but rather the emergence and delineation of most of the social issues that have dominated American public life for the rest of the century
Regulating a new economy : public policy and economic change in America, 1900-1933 by Morton Keller( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbearable heaviness of governing : the Obama administration in historical perspective by Morton Keller( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We tend to view the character of an administration through the persona of its president, especially that of Barack Obama, with his unique baggage of race, personality, political style, and campaign message of hope and renewal. In this critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Obama's presidency, Morton Keller provides a progress report that rests less on the day-to-day perspective of pundits and politicians and more on the longer perspective of history. His history-focused examination looks at the president's developing style of governing, with particular attention to his signature policies of the stimulus, financial, and health care reforms, and analyzes the Obama presidency in light of historical analogues, contemporary political life, and the nature of key government institutions such as Congress and the bureaucracy. Comparing our presidents with their predecessors is one way to understand more fully the character and quality of their performance. Keller compares the current president to predecessors such as Woodrow Wilson, [Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson], Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, and concludes that, as yet, there is no clear consensus on the character or content of Obama's presidential leadership or where he fits in the prevailing typology/classification of America's chief executives. Taking into account the general standing of the president, his program, and his party; the sources of public discontent; and the appeal (or lack thereof) of the opposition, Keller concludes by speculating on the future prospects of Obama's administration in the realms of policy and politics.--Publisher description
Theodore Roosevelt; a profile by Morton Keller( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life insurance enterprise, 1885-1910 : a study in the limits of corporate power by Morton Keller( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and German and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the opposition of his parents, a sixteen-year-old boy decides to pursue a career in rock music
Problems of modern democracy; political and economic essays by Edwin Lawrence Godkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: KellerMorton: Morton Keller received his M.A. and Ph. D. in History from Harvard University, and is author of numerous books and articles, including In Defense of Yesterday: James M. Beck and the Politics of Conservatism and The Art and Politics of Thomas Nast. He has also edited books on the New Deal and the age of Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Keller is currently Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History at Brandeis University
Taking stock : American government in the twentieth century( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is American government like today? How has it changed - and how has it remained the same - over the course of the century now coming to a close? Taking Stock seeks to provide the fullest and most thoughtful answers yet offered to these questions. It brings together historians and political scientists to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare. The contributors examine the evolving nature of these issues, the reactive policies of the federal government, and the institutional devices by which these policies have been applied."--Jacket
Obama's time : a history by Morton Keller( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barack Obama came into office in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in American history and had to extract the US from two grinding foreign wars. He succeeded in enacting the most progressive legislative agenda since the Great Society years, and has pivoted American foreign policy toward East Asia. In The Obama Presidency, political historian Morton Keller provides the first major historical assessment of the still-unfolding Obama presidency, examining his presidential persona and governing style, his domestic and foreign policies, and his place in the larger context of modern American politics. Obama came into the presidency with a unique set of assets: the first African-American president, with a transformative, messianic view of what he hoped to accomplish as President; and the capacity to excite the hopes of large segments of the electorate. That expectation has been tempered not only by his Republican opposition, but by larger realities: the play of interests and contingency, and the institutional weight of the presidency. The major tension in Obama's presidency has been between his strong commitment to an active federal government and the powerful counter-forces in contemporary American public life. Obama is in a sense haunted by his presidential predecessors in the twentieth century Democratic reform tradition, and constantly either looks to them or invokes them. But he has had to contend with the unique set of difficulties surrounding the active, centralized, bureaucratic state in our time. The eventual outcome of Obama's presidency, and its place in the American political tradition, has still to be determined. But this pioneering attempt at a historical assessment of the Obama presidency highlights the tensions, achievements, and failures that are sure to influence future interpretations"--
In defense of yesterday; James M. Beck and the politics of conservatism, 1861-1936 by Morton Keller( Book )

7 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read
Congress, parties, and public policy by Morton Keller( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sources of urban personality : Boston, New York, Philadelphia : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 3 March 1981 by Morton Keller( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-photo aerotriangulation by Morton Keller( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space resection in photogrammetry by Morton Keller( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerotriangulation : image coordinate refinement by Morton Keller( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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America's three regimes : a new political history
Making Harvard modern : the rise of America's universityThe encyclopedia of the United States CongressAffairs of State : public life in late nineteenth century AmericaRegulating a new economy : public policy and economic change in America, 1900-1933The unbearable heaviness of governing : the Obama administration in historical perspectiveThe life insurance enterprise, 1885-1910 : a study in the limits of corporate powerTaking stock : American government in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Keller, Mickey

Morton Keller born:1929 ied:2018 Keller, Morton, 1929-

English (216)

German (3)

Italian (1)