European Women and Preindustrial Craft

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Daryl M. Hafter
Indiana University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 204 pages
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Examines key 18th and 19th-century industries, including spinning, weaving, calico painting, and the lingerie trade. This volume shows how women adopted or rejected new technology in various situations, helping maintain social peace during profound economic dislocation.
 

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Contents

The Role of Congress
1
Why Congress Exists
2
Sovereignty of the People
4
Balancing Powers in Government
6
Congress and the President
9
Why Federalism Works
11
Passing the Basic Laws of the Land
13
Controlling the Purse
16
Legislators Just Bicker and Never Get Anything Done
80
You Cant Trust What Members of Congress Say
82
Congress Almost Seems Designed to Promote Total Gridlock
85
Members of Congress Compromise Too Much
86
Theres Too Much Money in Politics Today
89
Members Are Out of Touch with Their Constituents
90
Congress Is Run by Lobbyists and Special Interests
93
Conclusion
96

Shaping Foreign Policy
18
Congress and Individual Liberties
21
The Roots of Our Success
23
The Impact of Congress
26
Congress and the Fabric of Our Lives
27
Governments Greatest Endeavors
29
An Ordinary
30
Congress Does More Work than Meets the
33
A Balanced View of Congress
35
Members of Congress Who Had an Impact
37
How Congress Works
42
A Complex Institution
43
An Evolving Institution
45
The Many Roles of a Member of Congress
48
Representing Constituents
52
How a Bill Really Becomes
55
Why We Need More Politicians
59
Power in Congress
63
The House and the Senate
65
The Awesome Responsibility of Voting
68
The Frustrations and Rewards of Congress
72
Public Criticisms of Congress
75
Legislators Are a Bunch of Crooks
76
Theres Too Much Wasteful PorkBarrel Spending by Congress
78
Key Ways Congress Could Work Better
97
Declining Civility
98
The Importance of Good Process
100
Better White HouseCongress Consultation
103
True Congressional Oversight
106
Improving Ethics Enforcement
108
Thinking about the Future
111
The Money Chase
114
Improving Public Understanding of Congress
117
Tackling the Tough Issues
118
Congress and the Common Good
121
Conclusion
123
Civic Participation
124
A Failure to Communicate
125
Being More Involved in the Work of Congress
128
The Cornerstones of Active Citizenship
132
Making Your Views Known to Congress
134
Individuals Who Have Made a Difference
138
Can the People Govern?
141
Strengthening Representative Democracy
144
COMMUNICATING WITH CONGRESS
149
NOTES
151
INDEX
153
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About the author (1995)

Daryl M. Hafter is Professor Emerita of History at Eastern Michigan University. She is the editor of European Women and Preindustrial Craft (1995).

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