The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856

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During the 1850s, the Jacksonian party system broke down in the North and a new sectional party, the Republicans, succeeded the Whigs in the nation's two party system. Using demographic, voting, and other statistical analysis,as well as the more traditional methods and sources of political history, William Gienapp powerfully demonstrates that the organization of the Republican party was a difficult, complex, and lengthy process, and explains why, even after an inauspicious beginning, it ultimately became a potent political force.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 584 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 36mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps, tables
  • 0195041003
  • 9780195041002

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'extremely impressive contribution to our understanding of the party's creation ... Gienapp has done exemplary work in unravelling the operation of American state and national politics in these years of upheaval ... He has given chronological and analytical clarity to a very confusing period, and has done so with vigour, readability and exhaustive research. His study is one of the most impressive works of scholarship among scores of books published in the last two
decades on mid-19th-century American politics.' Times Higher Education Supplement
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