The American political nation, 1838-1893 /
|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
- Contemporary Newspapers and Journals
- Bibliographic Note
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