By Gareth Davies,Julian E. Zelizer
Elections are, and continuously were, the lifeblood of yank democracy. usually raucous and sharply contentious, occasionally that includes grand debates in regards to the nation's destiny, and at all times packed with dramatic moments, elections provide perception into the nature and ancient evolution of yankee politics. America on the poll Box makes use of the heritage of presidential elections to light up American political democracy and its improvement from the early Republic to the past due 20th century.
Some of the contributions in America on the poll Box specialize in elections that ended in dramatic political switch, together with Jefferson's defeat of Adams in 1800, the 1860 election of Lincoln, and Reagan's 1980 landslide victory. Others pay attention to contests whose value lies extra within the manner they remove darkness from the huge, underlying techniques of political swap, resembling the corruption controversy of Cleveland's acrimonious election in 1884 or the appearance of tv ads throughout the 1952 crusade, while Eisenhower defeated Stevenson. one other set of essays takes a thematic method, exploring the effect of overseas kinfolk, Anglophobia, and political communications over lengthy classes of electoral time. Uniting all the chapters is the typical conviction that elections offer a different vantage aspect from which to view the yank political system.
Ranging from landmark contests to much less influential victories and defeats, the essays via top political historians search to rehabilitate the historic value of presidential elections and combine them into the wider evolution of yankee govt, rules, and politics.
Contributors: Brian Balogh, Gareth Davies, Meg Jacobs, Richard R. John, Kevin M. Kruse, Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew Preston, Elizabeth Sanders, Bruce J. Schulman, Jay Sexton, Adam I. P. Smith, Sean Wilentz, Julian E. Zelizer.
Read or Download America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History (Politics and Culture in Modern America) PDF
Similar american history books
Patrick Henry Jones's obituary vowed that "his reminiscence shall no longer fade between males. " but in little greater than a century, historical past has principally forgotten Jones's substantial accomplishments within the Civil warfare and the Gilded Age that undefined. during this masterful biography, Mark H. Dunkelman resurrects Jones's tale and restores him to his rightful status as a great army officer and influential baby-kisser of nineteenth-century the USA.
George Croghan--land speculator, Indian dealer, and well-known Indian agent--was a guy of interesting, if doubtful, personality whose profession epitomized the heritage of the West ahead of the Revolution. This examine is predicated on Croghan's long-lost own papers that have been came across by way of the writer in an previous Philadelphia attic.
This number of 11 unique essays is going past conventional, border-driven stories to put the histories of local american citizens, indigenous peoples, and primary state peoples in a bigger context than simply that of the dominant kingdom. As Transnational Indians within the North American West shows, transnationalism should be expressed in a variety of methods.
Makes use of a multidisciplinary method of examine the transcultural phenomenon of the satan in early sleek Peru. This paintings demonstrates that the interplay among the Christian and the Andean worlds was once way more complicated than any interpretation that posits a transparent dichotomy among conversion and resistance may recommend.
- Chiefdoms, Collapse and Coalescence in the Early American South
- Encyclopedia of War and American Society
- Wines of Eastern North America: From Prohibition to the Present—A History and Desk Reference
- The Dangers of Dissent: The FBI and Civil Liberties since 1965
- Along the Hudson and Mohawk: The 1790 Journey of Count Paolo Andreani
Additional info for America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History (Politics and Culture in Modern America)