PS 2: American Politics

Required Texts for Fall 2008 (sec. 4)

Horatio Alger, Jr. Ragged Dick [1867]. New York: Signet Books.

Larry M. Bartels, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Richard S. Katz, Political Institutions in the United States. New York: Oxford, 2007. [PIUS]

Samuel Kernell and Steven S. Smith, eds., Principles and Practice of American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, 3rd edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2007. [henceforth, K&S]

Charles Lipson, Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2nd ed., 2008..

David R. Mayhew, Congress: The Electoral Connection, 2nd edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

David M. O'Brien, Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, 8th edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008

Spencer Overton, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006.