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Party games : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics

Author: Mark W Summers
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of late-nineteenth-century American politics was parade and pageant. Voters crowded the polls, and their votes made a real difference on policy. Mark Wahlgren Summers tells the story and admires  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Summers, Mark W. (Mark Wahlgren), 1951-
Party games.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)595028145
Online version:
Summers, Mark W. (Mark Wahlgren), 1951-
Party games.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607063788
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Summers
ISBN: 0807828629 9780807828625 0807855375 9780807855379
OCLC Number: 53186529
Description: xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A typical year --
What else could he have put into h--l? --
Politics is only war without the bayonets --
The demon lovers --
The press of public business --
The best majority money can buy --
An eye on the Maine chance --
Anything, Lord, but Milwaukee! : malapportionment and gerrymandering --
Purse'n'all influence --
The (round) house of legislation --
Class warfare, mainstream-party style --
The treason of the ineffectuals --
A little knight music --
The fix is in --
Dishing the pops.
Responsibility: Mark Wahlgren Summers.
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