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The American Party Battle: Election Campaign Pamphlets, 1828-1876, Volume 1: 1828-1854
edited by Joel H Silbey
Harvard University Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-674-02645-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-04364-0 | Cloth: 978-0-674-02642-1
Library of Congress Classification JK2260.A54 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 324.7097309034

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The nineteenth century was the heyday of furious contention between American political parties, and Joel Silbey has recaptured the drama and substance of those battles in a representative sampling of party pamphlets. The nature of political controversy, as well as the substance of politics, is embedded in these party documents which both united and divided Americans. Unlike today's party platforms, these pamphlets explicated real issues and gave insight into the society at large.

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