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The origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856

Author: William E Gienapp; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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The 1850s saw in America the breakdown of the Jacksonian party system in the North and the emergence of a new sectional party--the Republicans--that succeeded the Whigs in the nation's two-party system. This monumental work uses demographic, voting, and other statistical analysis as well as the more traditional methods and sources of political history to trace the realignment of American politics in the 1850s and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Gienapp, William E.
Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)654622428
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Gienapp; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0195041003 9780195041002 0195055012 9780195055016
OCLC Number: 13425951
Description: xi, 564 pages, [16] pages of plates : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. The presidential election of 18522 --
2. The collapse of the second party system --
3. Nebraska and nativism --
4. The confusion of fusion --
5. The failure of fusion --
6. New issues, new leaders, new organizations --
7. Launching the republican party --
8. The formation of a national party organization --
9. Spring breakthrough --
10. The nomination of Frémont --
11. Free soil, free labor, free speech, freemen, Frémont --
12. The Frémont campaign --
13. A victorious defeat --
Bibliography --
Statistical appendix --
Tables --
Index.
Responsibility: William E. Gienapp.
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