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The Democratic Experiment New Directions in American Political History

Author: Julian E Zelizer; William J Novak; Meg Jacobs
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2003. 2015 ©2003.
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In a series of fascinating essays that explore topics in American politics from the nation's founding to the present day , The Democratic Experiment opens up exciting new avenues for historical research while offering bold claims about the tensions that have animated American public life. Revealing the fierce struggles that have taken place over the role of the federal government and the character of representative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian E Zelizer; William J Novak; Meg Jacobs
ISBN: 1282157094 9781282157095 9786612157097 6612157097 1400825822 9781400825820
OCLC Number: 1162378162
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (437 p.)
Contents: Democratic experiment: new directions in American political history / Meg Jacobs, Julian E. Zelizer --
Explaining the unexplainable: the cultural context of the sedition act / Joanne B. Freeman --
Affairs of office: the executive departments, the election of 1828, and the making of the democratic party / Richard R. John --
Legal transformation of citizenship in nineteenth-century America / William J. Novak --
Bringing the constitution back in: amendment, innovation, and popular democracy during the Civil War era / Michael Vorenberg --
Democracy in the age of capital: contesting suffrage rights in gilded age New York / Sven Beckert --
Domesticity versus manhood rights: republicans, democrats, and "family values" politics, 1856-1896 / Rebecca Edwards --
Case for courts: law and political development in progressive era / Michael Willrich --
"Mirrors of desires": interest groups, elections, and the targeted style in twentieth-century America / Brian Balogh --
Pocketbook politics: democracy and the market in twentieth-century America / Meg Jacobs --
Uneasy relationship: democracy, taxation, and state building since the New Deal / Julian E. Zelizer --
All politics is local: the persistence of localism in twentieth-century America / Thomas J. Sugrue --
Suburban strategies: the volatile center in postwar American politics / Matthew D. Lassiter --
From Hartz to Tocqueville: shifting the focus from liberalism to democracy in America / James T. Kloppenberg --
Possibilities of analytical political history / Ira Katznelson.
Responsibility: edited by Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak, and Julian E. Zelizer.

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In a series of fascinating essays that explore topics in American politics from the nation's founding to the present day , The Democratic Experiment opens up exciting new avenues for historical research while offering bold claims about the tensions that have animated American public life. Revealing the fierce struggles that have taken place over the role of the federal government and the character of representative democracy, the authors trace the contested and dynamic evolution of the national polity. The contributors, who represent the leading new voices in the revitalized fi.

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