Drawing on the simple empirical observation that the balance of electoral support for the major American political parties across geographic units remained roughly the same for a sequence of contests, and then shifted rather suddenly into a new and lasting pattern, V. The authors collectively extend their inquiries from the 1850s through the 1870s to understand the processes whereby the second American party system broke down, a new party and politics emerged, the Civil War came, and a new political and social order developed. Holt is a prisoner of revisionism. McPherson, Professor of History at Princeton University, is author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history. McCormick as a leading interpreter of American political history.
Prelude to Progressivism: The Transformation of New York State Politics, 1890-1910. Category: Political Science Author : Carter A. These boldly argued essays describe and analyze some of the key developments in American politics and government during an important chapter of U. Simpson, Professor of History at Arizona State University, is author of Ulysses S. The progressives popularized their various reform ideas but failed to control the all important process of shepherding these reforms through the legislative and bureaucratic systems. Instead, he maintains in The Public City, social-group identities of race, class, ethnicity, and gender were politically constructed in the public sphere in the process of political mobilization and journalistic discourse.
James's mother Eleanor commented cryptically about the fateof thenation, and John later chastised theyouth for prophesying the Union's imminent demise. The Social Analysis of American Political History--After Twenty Years; 4. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Widows were more likely to receive pensions than deserted women and unwed mothers. The reader can only speculate about why the family seemed to avoid political comments.
During the course of this tumultuous quarter century Americans fought a bloody civil war, tried to settle the issue of state versus central government power, recognized the dominance of the new industrial economy over the older agricultural one, and ended slavery, long the shame of the nation. Antiparty Thought in the Gilded Age; 7. He explains the complex relationship of political and social theories that explain the modifications and restructuring of public policies that exist today. They especially consider how ideas about freedom in the 1850s coalesced during war and Reconstruction to produce both an expanded call for political and civil rights for the ex-slaves and a concern over expanded federal involvement in the protection of those rights. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, is author of The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War.
Taking on Richard Hofstadter's classic The Idea of a Party System, it rejects the standard view that Martin Van Buren and other Jacksonian politicians had the idea of a modern party system in mind when they built the original Democratic party. Incisive and well written, this book helps to sort out the complex relationships between politics and policy during a time that Richard L. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865. Williams, TwentyFirst Alabama Infantry Volunteers. And African-American mothers were routinely excluded because they were proven breadwinners yet did not compete with white men for jobs.
In this context, Goebel's analysis of direct democracy's history, evolution, and ultimate unsuitability as a grassroots tool is particularly timely. The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era. Following the mass political parties from their emerg In the 19th and early 20th centuries, political parties in the U. His explanations provide detailed information in clear, comfortable language that encourages the reader to better understand and appreciate policies and theories. Evidence of Folmer's editorial diligence appears throughout the work. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
The notion that electoral history may be divided into long periods of stability broken periodically by major shocks has been the central organizing motif of American political history for a generation. Zeidel Northern Montana College The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era. In 1981, he published From That Terrible Field: Civil War Letters of James M. This reputation was initially forged by several able and provocative articles he published between 1974 and 1982. Frustrated with the governmental corruption and favoritism that facilitated the rise of monopolies, advocates of direct democracy aimed to check the influence of legislative bodies and directly empower the people to pass laws and abolish trusts. Morgan Kousser The Journal of American History , Vol. The Constitution had been rewritten to abolish slavery and guarantee equal protection under the law, but social equality for African Americans and expanding freedom for others remained elusive throughout the nation.
Industrialization eventually undermined the foundations of this older regime, which set. Those pieces and others previously printed constitute seven of the nine chapters that comprise this volume. However, local politics and public finance derailed the policy, and most women were required to earn. The ten essays in this volume, drawn from a 2009 conference at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute of the University of Arkansas, do not directly explain exactly how partisan competition came to the South after 1950, and they entirely ignore the processes and outputs of governance—an omission that reflects the largest failure of post-Key scholarship on southern politics. The Realignment Synthesis in American History; 3. Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era.