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Party politics in the Continental Congress

Author: H James Henderson
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 1987, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reexamines the immense documentation still extant for the Congress, and judiciously evaluates the Congress's accomplishments and points out its frailties. The book's most distinctive feature is its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H James Henderson
ISBN: 0819165255 9780819165251
OCLC Number: 16078351
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, 1974.
Description: xvii, 475 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Radical whigs and the resistance movement --
Congressional factionalism and the decision to revolt --
Factions and the spirit of seventy-six --
The politics of war, 1776-1778 --
Confederation --
Congressional parties, 1777-1779 --
The second resistance: the politics of foreign affairs, 1778-1779 --
Currency finance and corruption, 1776-1779 --
Crisis, confederation, consolidation --
The nationalist dilemma: finance, France, and the West, 1781-1782 --
The failure of the nationalists --
The ascendancy of the South: 1784-1785 --
The crisis of the confederation --
Epilogue: the genesis of the first party system.
Responsibility: H. James Henderson.

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An essential, important book. * Midwest Book Review * An essential, important book. * Midwest Book Review *

 
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