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Holt, Michael F. (Michael Fitzgibbon)

Overview
Works: 23 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 6,946 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E415.7, 324.2732309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael F Holt
The rise and fall of the American Whig Party : Jacksonian politics and the onset of the Civil War by Michael F Holt( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The political home of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, and the young Abraham Lincoln, the American Whig Party was represented at every level of American politics - local, state, and federal - in the years before the Civil War, and controlled the White House for eight of the twenty-two years that it existed. Now, in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, Michael Holt gives us the only comprehensive history of the Whigs ever written - a monumental history covering in rich detail the American political landscape from the Age of Jackson to impending disunion."--Jacket
The political crisis of the 1850s by Michael F Holt( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franklin Pierce by Michael F Holt( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creates a solid portrait of both man and President. Pierce, a New Englander known for his charm and good looks, traditionally ranks as one of our nation's worst leaders. Holt does not dispel or challenge any previous assessments but rather tries to explain the pre-Civil War President's actions. Holt's thesis is that Pierce's obsession with the Democratic Party and priority of party over country in the tumultuous 1850s in fact damaged his party and pushed the country more quickly toward war
The fate of their country : politicians, slavery extension, and the coming of the Civil War by Michael F Holt( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt draws upon a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies any more than from moral objections to slavery: short-sighted politicians were to blame. Rarely looking beyond the next election, the two dominant political parties used the emotionally charged and largely chimerical issue of slavery's extension westward to pursue the election of their candidates and settle political scores, all the while inexorably dragging the nation toward disunion."--P. [4] of cover
Forging a majority : the formation of the Republican Party in Pittsburgh, 1848-1860 by Michael F Holt( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political parties and American political development : from the age of Jackson to the age of Lincoln by Michael F Holt( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than twenty years Michael F. Holt has been considered one of the leading specialists in the political history of the United States. Political Parties and American Political Development from the Age of Jackson to the Age of Lincoln is a collection of some of his more important shorter studies on the politics of nineteenth-century America. The collection focuses on the mass political parties that emerged in the 1820s and their role in broader political developments from that decade to 1865. Holt includes essays on the Democratic, Antimasonic, Whig, and Know Nothing parties, as well as one on Abraham Lincoln's relationship with the congressional wing of the Republican party during the Civil War. Almost all the essays touch on the broad question of the role of partisan politics in explaining the outbreak of the war.^
By one vote : the disputed presidential election of 1876 by Michael F Holt( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With electoral votes disputed in three states, a Democrat winning the popular vote, and the Supreme Court stepping in to overrule Florida court decisions, the presidential election of 1876 was an eerie precursor to that of 2000. Rutherford Hayes's defeat of Samuel Tilden has been dubbed the "fraud of the century"; now one of America's preeminent political historians digs deeper to unravel its real significance." "This election saw the highest voter turnout of any in U.S. history - a whopping 82 percent - and also the narrowest margin of victory, as a single electoral vote decided the outcome. Michael Holt offers a fresh interpretation of this disputed election, not merely to rehash claims of fraud but to explain why it was so close. Examining the post-Civil War political environment, he particularly focuses on its most curious feature: that Republicans were the only party in history to retain the presidency in the middle of a severe depression after decisively losing the preceding off-year congressional elections." "Holt begins with the election of 1872 to demonstrate how competition for Liberal Republicans shaped the campaign strategies of both parties. He stresses the critical but little-noted importance of Colorado statehood in August - which changed the size of the electoral-vote majority needed to win - and provides a new answer to the vexing question of why a Democratic-controlled Congress had admitted Colorado in time to participate in the presidential election, when without its votes Tilden would have won. And he argues that the high voter turnout was attributable both to Republicans exploiting fears of ex-Confederates recapturing control of the government and to long-apathetic southern Democrats reacting to war memories and Reconstruction realities."--BOOK JACKET
A Master's due : essays in honor of David Herbert Donald ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil War and Reconstruction by David Herbert Donald( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A time of uncertainty : the Civil War era and America's two-party system by Michael F Holt( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the American Whig Party Jacksonian politics and the onset of the Civil War by Michael F Holt( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forging a majority the formation of the Republican Party in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1848-1860 by Michael F Holt( )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forging a majority : the formation of the Republican Party in Pittsburgh, 1840-1860 by Michael F Holt( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Justice and politics in nineteenth and twentieth century America by Michael Grossberg( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historians on the record Gilder Lehrman Institute Historians' Forums 1999-2000 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of lectures illustrating the historian's craft and the process and discovery of writing history
Lincoln & economic opportunities by University of Illinois at Springfield( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guest lectures by Allen C. Guelzo, Michael F. Holf and Gabor S. Boritt; Phillip Shaw Paludan is moderator
The coming of the Civil War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of ten lectures by Michael Holt, professor at the University of Virginia covering explanations of what caused the Civil War, including such topics as slavery; development of southern sectionalism; the slavery extension issue; the Polk administration; the Republicans rise to power; and secession
An autopsy on the Whigs explains why the two-party system will live forever by Michael F Holt( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
To rescue public liberty : a history of the American Whig party by Michael F Holt( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kansas-Nebraska issue by Michael F Holt( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Holt, Michael 1940-
Holt, Michael F.
Holt, Michael Fitzgibbon
Holt, Michael Fitzgibbon 1940-
Languages
English (70)
Italian (1)
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