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The rise and fall of the American Whig Party : Jacksonian politics and the onset of the Civil War

Author: Michael F Holt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holt, Michael F. (Michael Fitzgibbon)
Rise and fall of the American Whig Party.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607140359
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Holt
ISBN: 0195055446 9780195055443
OCLC Number: 39354222
Description: xviii, 1248 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Not fitted to make converts" --
"To rescue the government and public liberty" --
"No opposition man can be elected President" --
"We have many recruits in our ranks from the pressure of the times" --
"Harrison and prosperity or Van Buren and ruin" --
"The Whig Party seems now totally broken up and dismembered" --
"The Whigs are in high spirits" --
"The present administration are your best recruiting officers" --
"The contest for President should be regarded as a contest of principles" --
"We must have the aid of gunpowder" --
"Stimulate every Whig to turn out" --
"Many discordant political interests to reconcile" --
"Patronage is a dangerous element of power" --
"The slavery excitement seems likely to obliterate party lines" --
"The long agony is over" --
"God save us from Whig vice presidents" --
"Fillmore is precisely the man for the occasion" --
"Webster is now engaged in strenuous efforts to secure the succession" --
"Scott & Scott alone is the man for the emergency" --
"Like pissing against the wind" --
"This Nebraska business will entirely denationalize the Whig Party" --
"The Whig Party, as a party, are entirely disbanded" --
"Confusion worse confounded" --
"Let then, the Whig Party pass" --
"The Whig Party is dead and buried".
Responsibility: Michael F. Holt.
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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