The American Political Nation: 1838 - 1893

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Stanford University Press, Jul 1, 1994 - Political Science - 360 pages
This is a detailed analysis and description of a unique era in American political history, one in which political parties were the dominant dynamic force at work structuring and directing the political world.
 

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Contents

The Lost Atlantis
1
The Road to 1838
5
2 The Country Demands the Existence of Parties
33
3 Organize ORGANIZE ORGANIZE
46
Ideas Principles and Policies in American Politics
72
The Idioms of Political Warfare 18381860
90
The Boundaries of Politics in a Partisan Political Nation
109
7 The Shrine of Party
125
The Voter Decides
159
Partisan Government in a Partisan Political Nation
176
Challengers in the American Political Nation 18381893
196
The System Ages 18651893
215
After the Fall
237
Notes
255
Contemporary Newspapers and Journals
321
Bibliographic Note
323

Illustrations follow page 140
141
The Structure of Popular Voting Behavior 18381892
141

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