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The disruption of American democracy

Author: Roy F Nichols
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Co., 1948.
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The American republic had always depended on the machinery of politics to keep it in operation. When the Democratic machine broke up in 1861, four years of civil war followed. This book records and interprets the history of the Democratic party crisis from 1856 to 1861.
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Nichols, Roy F. (Roy Franklin), 1896-1973.
Disruption of American democracy.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1948
(OCoLC)551241144
Online version:
Nichols, Roy F. (Roy Franklin), 1896-1973.
Disruption of American democracy.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1948
(OCoLC)608475279
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy F Nichols
OCLC Number: 1721281
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1949.
Description: xviii, 612 pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Leadership made to order. Conservatives to the rescue --
A bewildering task --
Victory by a narrow margin --
pt. 2. The leadership fails. Reorganizing the high command --
Re-forming the party ranks --
Territorial nightmares --
The Lecompton fiasco --
Shadows over Congress --
The majority crumbles --
The power of money --
pt. 3. Demoralization and defeat. Repudiation at the polls --
A runaway session --
State machines to the rescue --
pt. 4. The cost of faction. Rehearsing for Charleston --
The disruption of the democracy --
Everybody's plans go awry --
Congressional stalemate --
A campaign like no other --
Mounting the Blue Cockade --
pt. 5. The Union falls with the party. The peril of dissolution --The weakness of divided console --
Reorganizing the administration --
Peace hangs by a thread --
A republic made to order --
Stalemate in Washington --
The last stand --
Clues --
Appendix : The slavery pronouncement of the American Democracy, Cincinnati, 1856.
Responsibility: by Roy Franklin Nichols.

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The American republic had always depended on the machinery of politics to keep it in operation. When the Democratic machine broke up in 1861, four years of civil war followed. This book records and interprets the history of the Democratic party crisis from 1856 to 1861.

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