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Party of the people : a history of the Democrats

Author: Jules Witcover
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
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"In Party of the People, veteran political chronicler Jules Witcover traces the Democratic party's evolution, from its roots in the agrarian, individualistic concepts of Thomas Jefferson to its emergence as today's progressive party of social change and economic justice. Witcover describes the Democrats' dramatic struggle to define themselves and shares with us half a century of personal observation of the party  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witcover, Jules.
Party of the people.
New York : Random House, c2003
(OCoLC)609052903
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Witcover
ISBN: 0375507426 9780375507427
OCLC Number: 51511143
Description: xvi, 826 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Unwanted pregnancy, 1775-1792 --
New party is born, 1792-1796 --
Heartbeat from power, 1797-1800 --
New party takes over, 1800-1801 --
Jeffersonian era begins, 1801-1809 --
Party stands alone, 1809-1827 --
Jacksonian Democracy, 1828-1836 --
Jacksonianism without Jackson, 1837-1844 --
Manifest Destiny, war and compromise, 1845-1852 --
Party self-destructs, 1853-1860 --
Civil War and Peace Democrats, 1861-1868 --
Wilderness years, 1869-1880 --
On the road to party recovery, 1881-1896 --
Bryan era, 1896-1912 --
Wilson and the New Freedom, 1912-1915 --
Great War tests the party, 1916-1920 --
Sidewalks of New York, 1920-1933 --
FDR and the New Deal, 1933-1939 --
Democracy fights fascism, 1939-1945 --
Truman: the buck stops here, 1945-1948 --
Fair Deal, and end of an era, 1949-1952 --
In the shadow of a war hero, 1953-1960 --
JFK: the party bounces back, 1960 --
Beginning and end of the new frontier, 1961-1963 --
LBJ: rise and fall of the great society, 1963-1968 --
Democratic cataclysm, 1968 --
Reform, but not revival, 1968-1974 --
Post-Watergate interlude, 1974-1980 --
Bucking the Reagan revolution 1981-1984 --
Time for party soul-searching, 1985-1991 --
Different kind of Democrat, 1992 --
Looking like America, 1993-1996 --
Democratic phoenix, 1997-1999 --
Calamity in 2000.
Responsibility: Jules Witcover.
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"In Party of the People, veteran political chronicler Jules Witcover traces the Democratic party's evolution, from its roots in the agrarian, individualistic concepts of Thomas Jefferson to its emergence as today's progressive party of social change and economic justice. Witcover describes the Democrats' dramatic struggle to define themselves and shares with us half a century of personal observation of the party through its most turbulent times."--BOOK JACKET.

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