Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

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Scarecrow Press, Sep 1, 2009 - History - 484 pages
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The constitution that establishes the institutional framework for American national government makes no mention of political parties. Yet for over two centuries, political parties have competed in encouraging, organizing, and directing political activity in the United States. This volume compiles entries of concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending these key roles political parties have played in American political life. The second edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties addresses the historical development, organization, operation, and leadership of the parties, as well as their broader environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries addressing individuals, institutions, and terms.
 

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Contents

The Dictionary
1
Presidents of the United States 17892009
347
Vice Presidents of the United States 17892009
349
Speakers of the House of Representatives 17892009
351
Presidents Pro Tempore of the Senate 17892009
355
Floor Leaders House of Representatives 18992009
361
Floor Leaders Senate 19112009
365
Democratic National Conventions 18322008
369
Republican National Committee Chairs 18562009
379
Electoral College Votes for President 17892008
381
Popular Votes for President 18242008
389
Minor Party Nominees and Independent Candidates Receiving Electoral College Votes 18082008
395
Minor Parties and Independent Candidates with 5 of Popular Vote for President 18482008
397
Presidential Fundraising and Spending 19762008
399
Bibliography
401
Internet Resources
437

Republican National Conventions 18562008
373
Democratic National Committee Chairs 18482009
377
About the Author
439
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About the author (2009)

Harold F. Bass, Jr. is professor of political science and dean of the Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University.

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