A political nation : new directions in mid-nineteenth-century American political history /

"This impressive collection joins the recent outpouring of exciting new work on American politics and political actors in the mid-nineteenth century. For several generations, much of the scholarship on the political history of the period from 1840 to 1877 has carried a theme of failure; after a...

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Other Authors: Gallagher, Gary W., Shelden, Rachel A., 1981-
Format: eBook
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Table of Contents:
  • Political culture in antebellum America: Not so strange bedfellows: northern and southern whigs in the Texas annexation controversy, 1844-1845 / Rachel A. Shelden; Apotheosis of a ruffian: the murder of Bill Pool and American political culture / Mark E. Neely Jr.; Public women and partisan politics, 1840-1860 / Jean Harvey Baker
  • The politics of the secession crisis: The southern opposition and the crisis of the Union / Daniel W. Crofts; Reviving state rights / William W. Freehling; Where was Henry Clay? president-elect Abraham Lincoln and the crisis of the Union, 1860-1861 / William J. Cooper
  • Parties and federalism in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction: "Come weal, come woe, I am with the anti-slavery party": federalism and the formation of the Pennsylvania Union Party, 1860-1864 / Sean Nalty; Alabama's Presidential Reconstruction Legislature / J. Mills Thornton; The fate of northern Democrats after the Civil War: another look at the presidential election of 1868 / Erik B. Alexander; Consider the alternatives: reassessing Republican Reconstruction / Brooks D. Simpson.