Government and the Arts: Debates over Federal Support of the Arts in America from George Washington to Jesse Helms
- Publish Date: 1997-03-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Alan Howard Levy
The subject of government and the arts has been a major point of political controversy in the 1990s. This book gives perspective to this debate by tracing the full history of the topic in all the times and circumstances when it arose in U.S. history. This is the only book that studies the history of the debate over the concept, looking at the arguments over initiatives which gained government support as well as over those which did not.