The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era / Edition 1

The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era / Edition 1

by Richard L. McCormick
     
 

These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government during an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing the nature… See more details below

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government during an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing the nature of governance and sorting out the complex relationships between politics and policy during the "party period."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195047844
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Part 1Trends in Historiography
1.Ethnocultural Interpretations of Nineteenth-Century American Voting Behavior29
2.The Realignment Synthesis in American History64
3.The Social Analysis of American Political History--After Twenty Years89
Part 2The Political Parties
4.Political Parties in American History143
5.The Party Period and Public Policy: An Exploratory Hypothesis197
6.Antiparty Thought in the Gilded Age228
Part 3Political Change in the Progressive Era
7.Progressivism: A Contemporary Reassessment263
8.Prelude to Progressivism: The Transformation of New York State Politics, 1890-1910289
9.The Discovery That Business Corrupts Politics: A Reappraisal of the Origins of Progressivism311
Index357

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