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By Gareth Davies,Julian E. Zelizer

ISBN-10: 0812247191

ISBN-13: 9780812247190

Elections are, and continuously were, the lifeblood of yank democracy. usually raucous and sharply contentious, occasionally that includes grand debates concerning the nation's destiny, and perpetually choked with dramatic moments, elections supply perception into the nature and old evolution of yankee politics. America on the poll Box makes use of the background of presidential elections to light up American political democracy and its improvement from the early Republic to the overdue 20th century.

Some of the contributions in America on the poll Box concentrate on elections that ended in dramatic political swap, 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 method they remove darkness from the vast, underlying strategies of political swap, corresponding to the corruption controversy of Cleveland's acrimonious election in 1884 or the arrival of tv ads through the 1952 crusade, whilst Eisenhower defeated Stevenson. one other set of essays takes a thematic process, exploring the influence of international kin, Anglophobia, and political communications over lengthy sessions of electoral time. Uniting the entire chapters is the typical conviction that elections supply a distinct vantage element from which to view the yankee political system.

Ranging from landmark contests to much less influential victories and defeats, the essays by means of major political historians search to rehabilitate the ancient importance of presidential elections and combine them into the wider evolution of yankee executive, regulations, 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.

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