The American political nation, 1838-1893 /

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Main Author: Silbey, Joel H.
Format: Book
Published:Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1991.
Series:Stanford studies in the new political history
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: "The Lost Atlantis"
  • 1. The Contours of the American Political Nation: The Road to 1838
  • 2. "The Country Demands the Existence of Parties"
  • 3. "Organize! Organize! Organize!"
  • 4. The Connecting Tissue: Ideas, Principles, and Policies in American Politics
  • 5. "There Is No Middle Ground": The Idioms of Political Warfare, 1838-1860
  • 6. "The Moral Power of Any Party": The Boundaries of Politics in a Partisan Political Nation
  • 7. The Shrine of Party
  • 8. "To the Polls": The Structure of Popular Voting Behavior, 1838-1892
  • 9. "To the Polls": The Voter Decides
  • 10. The Party State: Partisan Government in a Partisan Political Nation
  • 11. "Talk Not of Regularity and Party Associations": Challengers in the American Political Nation, 1838-1893
  • 12. "When the Honor of the Country and the Vitality of Their Government Are at Stake": The System Ages, 1865-1893
  • 13. Epilogue: After the Fall
  • Notes
  • Contemporary Newspapers and Journals
  • Bibliographic Note
  • Index

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