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The Political Culture of the American Whigs
     

The Political Culture of the American Whigs

by Daniel Walker Howe
 

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Howe studies the American Whigs with the thoroughness so often devoted their party rivals, the Jacksonian Democrats. He shows that the Whigs were not just a temporary coalition of politicians but spokesmen for a heritage of political culture received from Anglo-American tradition and passed on, with adaptations, to the Whigs' Republican successors. He relates this

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Howe studies the American Whigs with the thoroughness so often devoted their party rivals, the Jacksonian Democrats. He shows that the Whigs were not just a temporary coalition of politicians but spokesmen for a heritage of political culture received from Anglo-American tradition and passed on, with adaptations, to the Whigs' Republican successors. He relates this culture to both the country's economic conditions and its ethnoreligious composition.

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ISBN-13:
9780226354781
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
404

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Daniel Walker Howe is professor of history and chairman of the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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