The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2003 - 1248 עמודים
Here, Michael F. Holt gives us the only comprehensive history of the Whigs ever written. He offers a panoramic account of the tumultuous antebellum period, a time when a flurry of parties and larger-than-life politicians--Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, and Henry Clay--struggled for control as the U.S. inched towards secession. It was an era when Americans were passionately involved in politics, when local concerns drove national policy, and when momentous political events--like the Annexation of Texas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act--rocked the country. Amid this contentious political activity, the Whig Party continuously strove to unite North and South, emerging as the nation's last great hope to prevent secession.
 

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The antebellum period saw the formation and destruction of the second party system in U.S. politics between Andrew Jackson’s Democrats, which survived to the present, and their rivals the Whigs that ... קרא סקירה מלאה

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN WHIG PARTY: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

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In a massively researched survey, Holt (American History/Univ. of Virginia) painstakingly details the career of an odd political party that flourished, then vanished in the three decades before the ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Not Fitted to Make Converts
xix
To Rescue the Government and Public Liberty
17
No Opposition Man Can Be Elected President
31
We Have Many Recruits in Our Ranks from the Pressure of the Times
58
Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin
87
The Whig Party Seems Now Totally Broken Up and Dismembered
120
Whigs Are in High Spirits
160
The Present Administration Are Your Best Recruiting Officers
206
Fillmore Is Precisely the Man for the Occasion
596
Webster Is Now Engaged in Strenuous Efforts to Secure the Succession
633
Scott Scott Alone Is the Man for the Emergency
671
Like Pissing Against the Wind
724
Now Is the Time to Start New the Old Issues Are Gone
763
This Nebraska Business Will Entirely Denationalize the Whig Party
802
The Whig Party as a Party Are Entirely Disbanded
834
Confusion Worse Confounded
877

The Contest for President Should Be Regarded as a Contest of Principles
257
Must Have the Aid of Gunpoivder
282
Stimulate Every Whig to Turn Out
329
Many Discordant Political Interests to Reconcile
381
Patronage Is a Dangerous Element of Power
412
The Slavery Excitement Seems Likely to Obliterate Party Lines
457
The Long Agony Is Over
519
God Save Us from Whig Vice Presidents
551
Let Then the Whig Party Pass
907
The Whig Party Is Dead and Buried
949
Notes
985
Abbreviations Used in Notes
1177
Bibliography
1179
Index
1201
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Michael F. Holt, a leading authority on nineteenth-century American politics, is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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