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Rude republic : Americans and their politics in the nineteenth century

Author: Glenn C Altschuler; Stuart M Blumin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
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"Historians have depicted the nineteenth century as an era of intense and wide-spread political enthusiasm. In this look at Americans and their politics, Glenn Altschuler and Stuart Blumin argue for a more complex understanding of the "space" occupied by politics in nineteenth-century American society and culture. Mining such sources as diaries, letters, autobiographies, novels, cartoons, contested-election voter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn C Altschuler; Stuart M Blumin
ISBN: 0691001308 9780691001302
OCLC Number: 42289813
Description: xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Political innovation and popular response in Jack Downing's America --
The maturing party system: the rude republic and its discontents --
Political men: patterns and meanings of political activism in Antebellum America --
A world beyond politics --
Civil crisis and the developing state --
People and politics: the urbanization of political consciousness --
Leviathan: parties and political life in post-Civil War America --
An excess and a dearth of democracy: patronage, voting, and political engagement in the gilded age and beyond.
Responsibility: Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin.
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In this look at Americans and their politics, the authors argue for a more complex understanding of the "space" occupied by politics in 19th-century American society and culture.  Read more...

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This book offers an impressive in-depth analysis of politics and society in America's first experience with democratic self-rule.--Library Journal A substantial, valuable study.--Kirkus Reviews A Read more...

 
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