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The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century

Author: Jon Grinspan
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There was a time when young people were the most passionate participants in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Parents trained their children to be "violent little partisans," while politicians lobbied twenty-one-year-olds for their "virgin votes"--the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Grinspan
ISBN: 9781469627342 1469627345
OCLC Number: 922912914
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: democracy out of doors --
Violent little partisans --
The generous ambitions of youth --
My virgin vote --
The way for a young man to rise --
Every one is fifty --
Conclusion: things ain't what they used to be.
Responsibility: Jon Grinspan.
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