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The Resource Era of experimentation : American political practices in the early republic, Daniel Peart

Era of experimentation : American political practices in the early republic, Daniel Peart

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Era of experimentation : American political practices in the early republic
Title
Era of experimentation
Title remainder
American political practices in the early republic
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Daniel Peart
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Era of Experimentation, Daniel Peart challenges the pervasive assumption that the present-day political system, organized around two competing parties, represents the logical fulfillment of participatory democracy. Recent accounts of "the rise of American democracy" between the Revolution and the Civil War applaud political parties for opening up public life to mass participation and making government responsive to the people. Yet this celebratory narrative tells only half of the story. By exploring American political practices during the early 1820s, a period of particular flux in the young republic, Peart argues that while parties could serve as vehicles for mass participation, they could also be employed to channel, control, and even curb it. Far from equating democracy with the party system, Americans freely experimented with alternative forms of political organization and resisted efforts to confine their public presence to the polling place. Era of Experimentation demonstrates the sheer variety of political practices that made up what subsequent scholars have labeled "democracy" in the early United States. Peart also highlights some overlooked consequences of the nationalization of competitive two-party politics during the antebellum period, particularly with regard to the closing of alternative avenues for popular participation.--
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1985-
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Peart, Daniel
Dewey number
320.97309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
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  • Political parties
  • Political participation
  • Elections
  • Political culture
  • United States
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Era of experimentation : American political practices in the early republic, Daniel Peart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"'We the People' Have No Political Existence" : The Rise and Fall of the Middling Interest in Boston, Massachusetts -- "Let Us Unite Like One Man" : Organizing the Opposition to Slavery in Illinois -- "Associate Yourselves throughout the Nation" : The Struggle to Shape Federal Tariff Policy in Pennsylvania and Virginia -- "You Must Organize against Organization" : The Presidential Election of 1824 -- Appendixes: U.S. Election Turnout, 1820-1825; Boston Election Results, 1820-1824
Control code
FIEb17549218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780813935607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)866251892
Label
Era of experimentation : American political practices in the early republic, Daniel Peart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"'We the People' Have No Political Existence" : The Rise and Fall of the Middling Interest in Boston, Massachusetts -- "Let Us Unite Like One Man" : Organizing the Opposition to Slavery in Illinois -- "Associate Yourselves throughout the Nation" : The Struggle to Shape Federal Tariff Policy in Pennsylvania and Virginia -- "You Must Organize against Organization" : The Presidential Election of 1824 -- Appendixes: U.S. Election Turnout, 1820-1825; Boston Election Results, 1820-1824
Control code
FIEb17549218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780813935607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)866251892

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