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The 19th century used to be the heyday of livid rivalry among American political events, and Joel Silbey has recaptured the drama and substance of these battles in a consultant sampling of social gathering pamphlets. Political events mapped the panorama of electoral and ideological battle, developing pictures of themselves and in their adversaries that resonate and echo the fundamental features of America's then reigning units of principles. the character of political controversy, in addition to the substance of politics, is embedded in those social gathering records which either united and divided american citizens. not like trendy social gathering structures, those pamphlets explicated genuine concerns and gave perception into the society at huge. Andrew Jackson's Democrats, Millard Fillmore's Whigs, Abraham Lincoln's Republicans, and different, lesser-known events are represented the following. The pamphlets show how, for this fifty-year interval, political events have been surrogates for American calls for and values. vast in scope, extensively circulated, catalysts for heated debate over the many years, those pamphlets are very important files within the historical past of yank politics.

In an exceptional advent, Silbey teases out and elucidates the subjects each one get together under pressure and took as its personal in its struggle for the soul of the nation.

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