The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era

Paperback | May 1, 1994

byRichard L. McCormick

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government in an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing the nature of governance, clarifying economic policies of promotion, distribution, and (later) regulation that characterized government functions at every level, and sorting out the complex relationships between politics and policyduring the "party period."

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government during an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a cent...

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government in an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and1830s to their transformation almost a century l...

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government during an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a cent...

Richard L. McCormick is at Rutgers University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government during an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing the nature of governance and sorting out the complex relationships between politics and policy during the 'party period.'

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