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The paradox of progress : economic change, individual enterprise, and political culture in Michigan, 1837-1878

Author: Martin J Hershock
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Martin Hershock traces the ways in which all classes in the state of Michigan found themselves simultaneously attracted to the enticements of the new world of the market and repulsed by its excess and instability. The Paradox of Progress is a study of Michigan history and politics as well as an analysis of the factors underlying the history of the GOP and its evolution from the party that supported the antislavery  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hershock, Martin J., 1962-
Paradox of progress.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003044201
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Hershock
ISBN: 9780821441787 0821441787 0821415131 9780821415139
OCLC Number: 71348513
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "We Were then, as it were, Still in Our Knickerbockers" Michigan's Growing Pains --
"Because the People are, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent" Jacksonian Political Culture in Michigan, 1850 --
"This Age is Big With Importance" Socioeconomic Change in Michigan, 1850-1860 --
"Politics ... have Undergone a Thorough Change" The Crucible of the Republican Party --
"Misfortunes Make Strange Bedfellows" --
The Creation and Consolidation of the Republican Coalition in Michigan, 1854-1860 --
"We Know no Party Until the Contest Is Over" Michigan Partisan Politics during the Civil War Era, 1860-1866 --
"I'am Sick and Pained that our Republicans so Act" The Fraying of the Republican Coalition.
Responsibility: Martin J. Hershock.
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