Franklin

The disruption of American democracy / by Roy Franklin Nichols.

Author/Creator:
Nichols, Roy F. (Roy Franklin), 1896-1973.
Publication:
New York : Macmillan Co., 1948.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 612 pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Subjects:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Political science
United States
Demokratie.
USA.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The American republic had always depended on the machinery of politics to keep it in operation. When the Democratic machine broke up in 1861, four years of civil war followed. This book records and interprets the history of the Democratic party crisis from 1856 to 1861.
Contents:
pt. 1. Leadership made to order. Conservatives to the rescue
A bewildering task
Victory by a narrow margin
pt. 2. The leadership fails. Reorganizing the high command
Re-forming the party ranks
Territorial nightmares
The Lecompton fiasco
Shadows over Congress
The majority crumbles
The power of money
pt. 3. Demoralization and defeat. Repudiation at the polls
A runaway session
State machines to the rescue
pt. 4. The cost of faction. Rehearsing for Charleston
The disruption of the democracy
Everybody's plans go awry
Congressional stalemate
A campaign like no other
Mounting the Blue Cockade
pt. 5. The Union falls with the party. The peril of dissolution
The weakness of divided console
Reorganizing the administration
Peace hangs by a thread
A republic made to order
Stalemate in Washington
The last stand
Clues
Appendix : The slavery pronouncement of the American Democracy, Cincinnati, 1856.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-589) and index.
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1949.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1948
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Nichols, Roy F. (Roy Franklin), 1896-1973. Disruption of American democracy.
Online version: Nichols, Roy F. (Roy Franklin), 1896-1973. Disruption of American democracy.
OCLC:
1721281
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