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American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3959 words.

The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's...

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Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 4077 words.

The Civil War and its aftermath intensified politics in the North, sharpening the divide between Republicans and Democrats and factionalizing the Republican Party. The war did not...

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The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 4158 words.

In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican...

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Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3973 words.

‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and...

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