Grand Old Party by Lewis L. Gould

Grand Old Party
  • Title : Grand Old Party
  • Author : Lewis L. Gould
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199943478
  • Pages : 632
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This highly readable narrative history of the Republican Party profiles the G.O.P. from its emergence as an antislavery party during the 1850s to its current place as champion of political conservatism.


Grand Old Party by Lewis L. Gould

Grand Old Party
  • Title : Grand Old Party
  • Author : Lewis L. Gould
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199964467
  • Pages : 624
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From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of George W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic center of American politics for 150 years. In Grand Old Party, the first comprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Here, Gould brings to life the major figures of Republican history - Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush-and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Based on Gould's research in the papers of leading Republicans and his wide reading in the party's history, Grand Old Party is a book that will outlast the noisy tumult of today's partisan debates and endure as a definitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics, especially as Americans gear up for the 2012 presidential election. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will find their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched by this invaluable guide to the unfolding saga of American politics.


Grand Old Party by Lewis L. Gould

Grand Old Party
  • Title : Grand Old Party
  • Author : Lewis L. Gould
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199943486
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of George W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic center of American politics for 150 years. In Grand Old Party, the first comprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Here, Gould brings to life the major figures of Republican history - Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush-and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Based on Gould's research in the papers of leading Republicans and his wide reading in the party's history, Grand Old Party is a book that will outlast the noisy tumult of today's partisan debates and endure as a definitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics, especially as Americans gear up for the 2012 presidential election. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will find their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched by this invaluable guide to the unfolding saga of American politics.


The Republicans by Lewis L. Gould

The Republicans
  • Title : The Republicans
  • Author : Lewis L. Gould
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199936625
  • Pages : 407
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  • Language : English
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A new edition of Lewis L. Gould's history of the Republican party. It retains the features that made the first edition a success - a fast-paced account of Republican fortunes, a deep knowledge of the evolution of national political history, and an acute feel for the interplay of personalities and ideology. All the main players in the Republican story are captured in penetrating sketches and deft analysis


Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP by Joshua D. Farrington

Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP
  • Title : Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP
  • Author : Joshua D. Farrington
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 081224852X
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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In his narrative history of black Republicans in the twentieth century, Joshua Farrington reevaluates the relationship between black politicians, activists, and voters and the Republican Party, challenging the assumption that African Americans abandoned the "Party of Lincoln" after 1936.


The Grand Old Party by Charles River Editors

The Grand Old Party
  • Title : The Grand Old Party
  • Author : Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781543294187
  • Pages : 100
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  • Language : English
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*Includes pictures *Includes quotes by Republican leaders over the years *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents 2016 has been one of the most unusual election years, and nothing represents the unprecedented nature more than the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, which featured over 15 candidates. As with most years, several candidates with various political experience, from former and current governors to Congressmen and Senators, ran, but the race also featured a number of political novices, one of whom is poised to be the party's nominee. In a sense, all of that is fitting given the winding nature of the Republican Party's history. Now dominant in the American South, the party was anathema in the South for more than a century. Likewise, if someone asked a man on the street in the early 1900s to describe the Republican Party, he might point to Teddy Roosevelt's efforts on behalf of progressive politics and conservation, whereas a few years later, the Party was known as a protector of big business, and later law and order. During the Reagan Era, the words "small government" came to characterize the party, even as its leaders took one hit after another for wanting to limit social spending. Republicans were in office at the start of the Depression and the end of the Vietnam War. Ultimately, the direction that the Republican Party has taken at any given time has been determined, for the most part, by the party leadership, which has traditionally made its voice most heard at the Republican National Convention, which convenes once every 4 years to nominate candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency. During its more than 150 years of existence, it has nominated saints and scoundrels, seen some men make it to the White House and others not. Its first successful candidate was assassinated, as was one of his successors a few decades later. It has survived through war and economic downturns, as well as the just as dangerous prosperity that seems to have been created by someone else. It remains one-half of the two party system that has almost always dominated American politics, even as many question its future. Of course, given the party's history, those who wonder how it will survive and move forward should probably take a look at what the party has already endured. The Grand Old Party: The History of the Republican Party examines the formation of the GOP and the twists and turns the party has taken during its history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the GOP like never before.


To Make Men Free by Heather Cox Richardson

To Make Men Free
  • Title : To Make Men Free
  • Author : Heather Cox Richardson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465080669
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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When Abraham Lincoln helped create the Republican Party on the eve of the Civil War, his goal was to promote economic opportunity for all Americans, not just the slaveholding Southern planters who steered national politics. Yet, despite the egalitarian dream at the heart of its founding, the Republican Party quickly became mired in a fundamental identity crisis. Would it be the party of democratic ideals? Or would it be the party of moneyed interests? In the century and a half since, Republicans have vacillated between these two poles, with dire economic, political, and moral repercussions for the entire nation. In To Make Men Free, celebrated historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the shifting ideology of the Grand Old Party from the antebellum era to the Great Recession, revealing the insidious cycle of boom and bust that has characterized the Party since its inception. While in office, progressive Republicans like Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower revived Lincoln's vision of economic freedom and expanded the government, attacking the concentration of wealth and nurturing upward mobility. But they and others like them have been continually thwarted by powerful business interests in the Party. Their opponents appealed to Americans' latent racism and xenophobia to regain political power, linking taxation and regulation to redistribution and socialism. The results of the Party's wholesale embrace of big business are all too familiar: financial collapses like the Panic of 1893, the Great Depression in 1929, and the Great Recession in 2008. With each passing decade, with each missed opportunity and political misstep, the schism within the Republican Party has grown wider, pulling the GOP ever further from its founding principles. Expansive and authoritative, To Make Men Free is a sweeping history of the Party that was once America's greatest political hope -- and, time and time again, has proved its greatest disappointment.


A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt

A History of the Republican Party
  • Title : A History of the Republican Party
  • Author : George Washington Platt
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465505121
  • Pages : 326
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  • Language : English
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Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865–1968 by Boris Heersink,Jeffery A. Jenkins

Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865–1968
  • Title : Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865–1968
  • Author : Boris Heersink,Jeffery A. Jenkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107158435
  • Pages : 356
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Traces how the Republican Party in the South after Reconstruction transformed from a biracial organization to a mostly all-white one.


The Loneliness of the Black Republican by Leah Wright Rigueur

The Loneliness of the Black Republican
  • Title : The Loneliness of the Black Republican
  • Author : Leah Wright Rigueur
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691173648
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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The story of black conservatives in the Republican Party from the New Deal to Ronald Reagan Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan's presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative economic and civil rights movement—even as the Republican Party appeared increasingly hostile to that very idea. Black party members attempted to influence the direction of conservatism—not to destroy it, but rather to expand the ideology to include black needs and interests. As racial minorities in their political party and as political minorities within their community, black Republicans occupied an irreconcilable position—they were shunned by African American communities and subordinated by the GOP. In response, black Republicans vocally, and at times viciously, critiqued members of their race and party, in an effort to shape the attitudes and public images of black citizens and the GOP. And yet, there was also a measure of irony to black Republicans' "loneliness": at various points, factions of the Republican Party, such as the Nixon administration, instituted some of the policies and programs offered by black party members. What's more, black Republican initiatives, such as the fair housing legislation of senator Edward Brooke, sometimes garnered support from outside the Republican Party, especially among the black press, Democratic officials, and constituents of all races. Moving beyond traditional liberalism and conservatism, black Republicans sought to address African American racial experiences in a distinctly Republican way. The Loneliness of the Black Republican provides a new understanding of the interaction between African Americans and the Republican Party, and the seemingly incongruous intersection of civil rights and American conservatism.


Grand New Party by Ross Douthat,Ross Gregory Douthat,Reihan Salam

Grand New Party
  • Title : Grand New Party
  • Author : Ross Douthat,Ross Gregory Douthat,Reihan Salam
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 0307277801
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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Challenging the traditional leadership of the GOP, two of the Right's young thinkers argue that it is time to move beyond the Reagan legacy and the mind-set of the current Republican power structure to meet the needs and interests of working-class American voters. Reprint.


The Birth of the Grand Old Party by Robert F. Engs,Randall M. Miller,Randall Miller

The Birth of the Grand Old Party
  • Title : The Birth of the Grand Old Party
  • Author : Robert F. Engs,Randall M. Miller,Randall Miller
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780812218206
  • Pages : 202
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  • Language : English
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This collection of six original essays by some of America's most distinguished historians of the Civil War era examines the origins and evolution of the Republican party over the course of its first generation.


The Democrats by Lance Selfa

The Democrats
  • Title : The Democrats
  • Author : Lance Selfa
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • ISBN Code : 1608461920
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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"A smart, readable history of the Democrats that reminds us of the party's allegiance to capital."—Indypendent


It's My Party by Peter Robinson

It's My Party
  • Title : It's My Party
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 075952095X
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Peter Robinson has Republican parents and grew up in a Republican neighborhood. In college he helped found the notorious Dartmouth Review and infuriated dons at Oxford by revealing an enthusiasm for Margaret Thatcher. He returned to the United States to accept a position as a speechwriter in the White House of both Reagan and Bush. Nevertheless, this inveterate political insider has come forward with a no-holds-barred, honest appraisal of the party that owns his heart. In a political book with attitude, Robinson shares his sometimes angry, sometimes befuddled, sometimes downright amused perspective on the most pressing questions facing the party and the voting public. It's My Party promises to be one of the year's most entertaining and perceptive looks at America's political battlefield.


It Was All a Lie by Stuart Stevens

It Was All a Lie
  • Title : It Was All a Lie
  • Author : Stuart Stevens
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code : 0525658459
  • Pages : 256
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"An indictment of the Republican party from one of the most successful Republican political operative of his generation"--


The Long Southern Strategy by Angie Maxwell,Todd Shields

The Long Southern Strategy
  • Title : The Long Southern Strategy
  • Author : Angie Maxwell,Todd Shields
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190265965
  • Pages : 560
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The Southern Strategy is traditionally understood as a Goldwater and Nixon-era effort by the Republican Party to win over disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the GOP, the party abandoned its past support for civil rights and used racially coded language to capitalize on southern white racial angst. However, that decision was but one in a series of decisions the GOP made not just on race, but on feminism and religion as well, in what Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields call the "Long Southern Strategy." In the wake of Second-Wave Feminism, the GOP dropped the Equal Rights Amendment from its platform and promoted traditional gender roles in an effort to appeal to anti-feminist white southerners, particularly women. And when the leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention became increasingly fundamentalist and politically active, the GOP tied its fate to the Christian Right. With original, extensive data on national and regional opinions and voting behavior, Maxwell and Shields show why all three of those decisions were necessary for the South to turn from blue to red. To make inroads in the South, however, GOP politicians not only had to take these positions, but they also had to sell them with a southern "accent." Republicans embodied southern white culture by emphasizing an "us vs. them" outlook, preaching absolutes, accusing the media of bias, prioritizing identity over the economy, encouraging defensiveness, and championing a politics of retribution. In doing so, the GOP nationalized southern white identity, rebranded itself to the country at large, and fundamentally altered the vision and tone of American politics.


Republican Women by Catherine E. Rymph

Republican Women
  • Title : Republican Women
  • Author : Catherine E. Rymph
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780807856529
  • Pages : 338
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In the wake of the Nineteenth Amendment, Republican women set out to forge a place for themselves within the Grand Old Party. As Catherine Rymph explains, their often conflicting efforts over the subsequent decades would leave a mark on both conservative


Party of the People by Jules Witcover

Party of the People
  • Title : Party of the People
  • Author : Jules Witcover
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 826
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  • Language : English
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A popular history of the the Democratic Party ranges from its origins in the era of Thomas Jefferson to the present day, citing major events that transformed the Democrat Party, the evolution of its political philosophy and policies, and the personalities and perspectives of such key leaders as Jefferon, jackson, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Clinton. 25,000 first printing.


Engines of Change by Daniel DiSalvo

Engines of Change
  • Title : Engines of Change
  • Author : Daniel DiSalvo
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780199891702
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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This title provides an account of the role of national intra-party 'factions' in American politics. Drawing from the last 150 years of American political history, DiSalvo explains how factions have shaped the parties' ideologies, impacted presidential nominations, structured patterns of presidential governance, and much more.


The Birth of the Grand Old Party by Robert F. Engs,Randall M. Miller

The Birth of the Grand Old Party
  • Title : The Birth of the Grand Old Party
  • Author : Robert F. Engs,Randall M. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812206657
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The period from 1850 to 1876 was the most transformative era in American history. During the course of this tumultuous quarter century Americans fought a bloody civil war, tried to settle the issue of state versus central government power, recognized the dominance of the new industrial economy over the older agricultural one, and ended slavery, long the shame of the nation. At the same time, a major political realignment occurred with the collapse of the "second American party system" and the emergence of a new party, the Republicans. But the defeat of slavery—the chief catalyst for the birth of the Republican party—was at best a limited success. The Constitution had been rewritten to abolish slavery and guarantee equal protection under the law, but social equality for African Americans and expanding freedom for others remained elusive throughout the nation. For these triumphs and enduring tragedy, the Republican party, which became in time and memory the party of Abraham Lincoln, bore primary responsibility. This collection of six original essays by some of America's most distinguished historians of the Civil War era examines the origins and evolution of the Republican party over the course of its first generation. The essays consider the party in terms of its identity, interests, ideology, images, and individuals, always with an eye to the ways the Republican party influenced midnineteenth-century concerns over national character, political power, race, and civil rights. The authors collectively extend their inquiries from the 1850s through the 1870s to understand the processes whereby the second American party system broke down, a new party and politics emerged, the Civil War came, and a new political and social order developed. They especially consider how ideas about freedom in the 1850s coalesced during war and Reconstruction to produce both an expanded call for political and civil rights for the ex-slaves and a concern over expanded federal involvement in the protection of those rights. By observing the transformation of a sectional party born in the 1850s into the "Grand Old Party" by the 1870s, the authors demonstrate that no modern political party, even the one that claims descent from Lincoln, has surpassed the accomplishments of the first generation of Republicans. Contributors— Jean H. Baker, Professor of History at Goucher College, Maryland, is author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is author of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, winner of the Bancroft Prize. Michael F. Holt, Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, is author of The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War. James M. McPherson, Professor of History at Princeton University, is author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history. Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe-Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era at Pennsylvania State University, is author of The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history. Phillip Shaw Paludan, Naomi Lynn Professor of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, is author of The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, winner of the Lincoln Prize. Brooks D. Simpson, Professor of History at Arizona State University, is author of Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865.


The Southern Strategy Revisited by Joseph A. Aistrup

The Southern Strategy Revisited
  • Title : The Southern Strategy Revisited
  • Author : Joseph A. Aistrup
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813147921
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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The 1994 elections represented a watershed year for southern Republicans. For the first time since Reconstruction, they gained control of a majority of national seats and governorships. Yet, despite these impressive gains, southern Republicans control only three of twenty-two state legislative chambers and 37 percent of state legislative seats. Joseph A. Aistrup addresses why this divergence between the national and subnational levels persists even after GOP national landslides in 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1994. Explanations for this divergence lie in the interaction between the Republicans' "Southern Strategy" -a set of coherent ideological tactics designed to lure southern whites to support GOP candidates-and the Republicans' top-down party development efforts. Aistrup analyzes the historical evolution of the Republican Southern Strategy from Goldwater in 1961 to the "Contract with America" in 1994. Examining the roles of ideology, intra party politics, gerrymandering, and Democratic incumbency in Republican top-down advancement, he predicts the extent to which these will remain significant obstacles to GOP success in subnational elections after 1994. Aistrup reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the Southern Strategy as it relates to candidate ideology and examines the influences of Republican victories in national and statewide offices on the party's subnational advancement. He shows a clear connection between Republican presidential success and southern Republican advancement in local elections.


The History of the Democratic Party by Charles River Charles River Editors

The History of the Democratic Party
  • Title : The History of the Democratic Party
  • Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781985621879
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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*Explains the history of the Democratic Party from the Revolution to Obama. *Analyzes the policies of Democratic Presidents like Jackson, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson and Clinton. *Explains the way the Democratic Party's voting blocs and party platform have transformed from Jefferson to Obama. *Includes pictures "I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together." - William Jennings Bryan As the oldest political party in the United States, the Democratic Party has been one of the nation's major political parties for over 150 years, and diverse men and ideas have fallen under its tent since the 19th century. Today the Democrats are generally viewed as proponents of a strong, centralized federal government, and yet the forerunner of the modern party was none other than Thomas Jefferson, the man most associated with states' rights and limited government. With its Jeffersonian background, the party championed farmers, and Andrew Jackson's populist era made the Party home to urban workers and new immigrants. Eventually sectional splits weakened the Democrats, and when the fledgling Republican Party took power under Abraham Lincoln in 1861, it ushered in an era in which the Democrats only elected 2 presidents over a 70 year span. However, Reconstruction ensured that the Democrats maintained an almost unbreakable level of support in the old Confederate states, and they used the Solid South to wield power in Congress for decades. 150 years after the Civil War, the Democratic Party's current voting bloc (strongly reliant on minorities) and their base of power (the Northeast and Midwest) are completely different than the 19th century's incarnation. Its platform has also been completely revamped. Both of those reversals are byproducts of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, which continue to be the pillars on which the Democrats' current platform rests. The History of the Democratic Party looks back at the historical narrative of the Democrats, including their key leaders, important changes and events, and the Party's current political platform. Along with pictures, you will learn about the Democratic Party like you never have before, in no time at all.


Talk Radio’s America by Brian Rosenwald

Talk Radio’s America
  • Title : Talk Radio’s America
  • Author : Brian Rosenwald
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674185013
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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The march to the Trump presidency began in 1988, when Rush Limbaugh went national. Brian Rosenwald charts the transformation of AM radio entertainers into political kingmakers. By giving voice to the conservative base, they reshaped the Republican Party and fostered demand for a president who sounded as combative and hyperbolic as a talk show host.


Political Parties by Robert Michels

Political Parties
  • Title : Political Parties
  • Author : Robert Michels
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412831161
  • Pages : 434
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  • Language : English
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The Roots of Modern Conservatism by Michael D. Bowen

The Roots of Modern Conservatism
  • Title : The Roots of Modern Conservatism
  • Author : Michael D. Bowen
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807834858
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split the Republican Party. In The Roots of Modern Conservatism, Michael Bowen reveals how this two-man b


The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party by Michael F. Holt

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party
  • Title : The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party
  • Author : Michael F. Holt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199830893
  • Pages : 1296
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  • Language : English
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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.


When It Was Grand by LeeAnna Keith

When It Was Grand
  • Title : When It Was Grand
  • Author : LeeAnna Keith
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • ISBN Code : 1429947586
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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A group biography of the activists who defended human rights and defined the Republican Party’s greatest hour In 1862, the ardent abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the events that were tearing apart the United States: “There is a war because there was a Republican Party. There was a Republican Party because there was an Abolition Party. There was an Abolition Party because there was Slavery.” Garrison’s simple statement expresses the essential truths at the heart of LeeAnna Keith’s When It Was Grand. Here is the full story, dramatically told, of the Radical Republicans—the champions of abolition who helped found a new political party and turn it toward the extirpation of slavery. Keith introduces us to the idealistic Massachusetts preachers and philanthropists, rugged Midwestern politicians, and African American activists who collaborated to protect escaped slaves from their captors, to create and defend black military regiments and win the contest for the soul of their party. Keith’s fast-paced, deeply researched narrative gives us new perspective on figures ranging from Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Brown, to the gruff antislavery general John Fremont and his astute wife, Jessie Benton Fremont, and the radicals’ sometime critic and sometime partner Abraham Lincoln. In the 1850s and 1860s, a powerful faction of the Republican Party stood for a demanding ideal of racial justice—and insisted that their party and nation live up to it. Here is a colorful, definitive account of their indelible accomplishment.


Grand Old Party by Robert D. Marcus

Grand Old Party
  • Title : Grand Old Party
  • Author : Robert D. Marcus
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 323
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  • Language : English
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Official report of the VIIth British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Perth in 1962.


What Happened to the Republican Party? by John Kenneth White

What Happened to the Republican Party?
  • Title : What Happened to the Republican Party?
  • Author : John Kenneth White
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317381742
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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As the 2016 election campaign attests, the Grand Old Party—once moderate and even magnanimous—has fallen into a prison of its own making when it comes to presidential politics. After the debacle of the George W. Bush presidency and the rout of the Romney candidacy, Republicans said they must broaden their base, become more inclusive, and return to the warmth of Reagan idealism. Instead, what we have is a bitter, backbiting, and race- and gender-baiting campaign with a candidate more exclusive than any before him. How did we get here and how do we get out? This book tracks the modern history of the Republican Party and shows its decline, even while shining a light on its high points and urging it back in a positive direction. Every reader interested in the US presidential election, the primary process, and the clash of politics and culture will find something enlightening in John White’s exposition. Above all, he puts the Age of Trump into perspective, looking back as well as forward in his analysis. Who is this book for? Students of American government, political parties, campaigns & elections Scholars in political science and political history General readers interested in the current presidential campaign and the health of American democracy Features 1. Current. Anticipates the current state of the Republican Party, at odds with itself as much as with the American public. Includes 2014 midterm election data with an eye toward the 2016 presidential contest. 2. A broad historical sweep. Covers a broad historical period from the 1950s (Eisenhower era) to the present, with a strong emphasis on the Reagan years which represent the GOP at its zenith. 3. Efficient use of polling and demographic data. Takes a broad swath of historical data (including polling data) and presents it in a condensed, readable format. At the same time, the reader is not inundated by polling and demographic data. 4. Bold. Any reader will come away from this book understanding that the GOP predicament is likely to last for some time to come. The problems Republicans face are both intellectual and political. They are not likely to be solved by any one candidate or election and will be compounded and confounded by the events of 2016.


Jackson--birthplace of the Republican Party by Linda Braun-Hass

Jackson--birthplace of the Republican Party
  • Title : Jackson--birthplace of the Republican Party
  • Author : Linda Braun-Hass
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  • Pages : 53
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  • Language : English
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The Hispanic Republican by Geraldo Cadava

The Hispanic Republican
  • Title : The Hispanic Republican
  • Author : Geraldo Cadava
  • Publisher : Ecco
  • ISBN Code : 9780062946355
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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An illuminating and thought-provoking history of the growth of Hispanic American Republican voters in the past half century and their surprising impact on US politics In the lead-up to every election cycle, pundits predict that Latino Americans will overwhelmingly vote in favor of the Democratic candidate. And it's true--Latino voters do tilt Democratic. Hillary Clinton won the Latino vote in a "landslide," Barack Obama "crushed" Mitt Romney among Latino voters in his reelection, and, four years earlier, the Democratic ticket beat the McCain-Palin ticket by a margin of more than two to one. But those numbers belie a more complicated picture. Because of decades of investment and political courtship, as well as a nuanced and varied cultural identity, the Republican party has had a much longer and stronger bond with Hispanics. How is this possible for a party so associated with draconian immigration and racial policies? In The Hispanic Republican, historian and political commentator Geraldo Cadava illuminates the history of the millions of Hispanic Republicans who, since the 1960s, have had a significant impact on national politics. Intertwining the little understood history of Hispanic Americans with a cultural study of how post-World War II Republican politicians actively courted the Hispanic vote during the Cold War (especially Cuban émigrés) and during periods of major strife in Central America (especially during Iran-Contra), Cadava offers insight into the complicated dynamic between Latino liberalism and conservatism, which, when studied together, shine a crucial light on a rapidly changing demographic that will impact American elections for years to come.


It's Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas E. Mann,Norman J. Ornstein

It's Even Worse Than It Looks
  • Title : It's Even Worse Than It Looks
  • Author : Thomas E. Mann,Norman J. Ornstein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0465096735
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From authors of the national bestseller One Nation After Trump, a revelatory investigation of the surging political division and antagonism in America today Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress's approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, renowned scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress -- and the United States -- to the brink of institutional failure. In this revised edition, the authors update their seminal book to take stock of the ever-worsening political situation. The underlying dynamics -- extremist Republicans holding government hostage to their own ideological, anti-government beliefs -- have only gotten worse, further bolstering their argument that Republicans are not merely ideologically different from Democrats, but engaged in a unique form of politics that undermines the system itself.


Rule and Ruin by Geoffrey Kabaservice

Rule and Ruin
  • Title : Rule and Ruin
  • Author : Geoffrey Kabaservice
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199912904
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mounted primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appeared to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise were dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seemed, had suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the moderate Republicans' downfall began not with the rise of the Tea Party but about the time of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address. Even in the 1960s, when left-wing radicalism and right-wing backlash commanded headlines, Republican moderates and progressives formed a powerful movement, supporting pro-civil rights politicians like Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton, battling big-government liberals and conservative extremists alike. But the Republican civil war ended with the overthrow of the moderate ideas, heroes, and causes that had comprised the core of the GOP since its formation. In hindsight, it is today's conservatives who are "Republicans in Name Only." Writing with passionate sympathy for a bygone tradition of moderation, Kabaservice recaptures a time when fiscal restraint was matched with social engagement; when a cohort of leading Republicans opposed the Vietnam war; when George Romney--father of Mitt Romney--conducted a nationwide tour of American poverty, from Appalachia to Watts, calling on society to "listen to the voices from the ghetto." Rule and Ruin is an epic, deeply researched history that reorients our understanding of our political past and present. Today, following the Republicans' loss of the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, moderates remain marginalized in the GOP and progressives are all but nonexistent. In this insightful and elegantly argued book, Kabaservice contends that their decline has left Republicans less capable of governing responsibly, with dire consequences for all Americans. He has added a new afterword that considers the fallout from the 2012 elections.


The Selfie Vote by Kristen Soltis Anderson

The Selfie Vote
  • Title : The Selfie Vote
  • Author : Kristen Soltis Anderson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062343122
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections. The American electorate is undergoing a radical transformation. Cultural factors are reshaping how a new generation of voters considers issues. Demographic shifts are creating an increasingly diverse electorate, and technological advances are opening new avenues for voter contact and persuasion. Kristen Soltis Anderson examines these hot-topic trends and how they are influencing the way youth, women, and minorities vote. Blending observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results, the Republican pollster offers key insights into the changing nature of American politics. The Selfie Vote introduces you to tech-savvy political consultants and shows you how these hip young pollsters and consultants are using data mining and social media to transform electoral politics—including tracking your purchasing history. Make some purchases at a high-end culinary store? Crave sushi? Your choices outside the ballot box can reveal how you might vote. And anyone interested in the future of politics should know where these cultural trends are heading. Data-driven yet highly readable, The Selfie Vote busts established myths about campaigns and elections while offering insights about what’s ahead—and what it could mean for American politics and governance.


The Place of Europe in American History by Maurizio Vaudagna

The Place of Europe in American History
  • Title : The Place of Europe in American History
  • Author : Maurizio Vaudagna
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  • Pages : 403
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  • Language : English
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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present by Paul (EDT) Finkelman,PAUL FINKELMAN. EDITOR IN CHIEF

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
  • Title : Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
  • Author : Paul (EDT) Finkelman,PAUL FINKELMAN. EDITOR IN CHIEF
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780195167795
  • Pages : 498
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from 1896 to the present day.


American Carnage by Tim Alberta

American Carnage
  • Title : American Carnage
  • Author : Tim Alberta
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 9780062896353
  • Pages : 704
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New York Times' Top Books of 2019 Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing cultural and demographic landscape, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment. Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the Republican Party--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party obsessed with the national debt vote for trillion-dollar deficits and record-setting spending increases? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and walls? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-divorced philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive? Loaded with exclusive reporting and based off hundreds of interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, and many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era.


The History of the Democratic Party by Heather Lehr Wagner,Bruce,Becky Durost Fish

The History of the Democratic Party
  • Title : The History of the Democratic Party
  • Author : Heather Lehr Wagner,Bruce,Becky Durost Fish
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1438107498
  • Pages : 121
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When the Democratic Party was first established by Thomas Jefferson in 1800, it was actually known as the Republican Party. Today it is the oldest political party in the United States. This work offers students the history of this major political entity. It also includes color photographs, sidebars, and a glossary.


Business Week by N.A

Business Week
  • Title : Business Week
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Republican Reversal by James Morton Turner

The Republican Reversal
  • Title : The Republican Reversal
  • Author : James Morton Turner
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674979974
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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Not long ago Republicans took pride in their tradition of environmental leadership. The GOP helped create the EPA, extend the Clean Air Act, and protect endangered species. Today Republicans denounce climate change as a “hoax” and seek to dismantle environmental regulations. What happened? James Morton Turner and Andrew C. Isenberg provide answers.