The first appearance of parties on the American political scene has been a subject of debate in both history and political science; most scholars have argued that parties did not develop until the nineteenth century. John F. Hoadley challenges that conclusion, arguing convincingly that substantial parties emerged within the first decade after creation of the new government. Examining patterns of roll-call voting in the early congresses, he finds that discernible coalitions existed between 1789 and 1803. These coalitions began to assume the form of parties as early as the Second Congress, and t
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Concept of Party; 2. The Historical Tradition; 3. The Development of Electoral Institutions; 4. Party Institutions in Congress; 5. Spatial Analysis of Party Development; 6. Factionalism in the Early Years, 1789-1793; 7. Polarization and Party Politics, 1793-1797; 8. Partisan Competition in Congress, 1797-1803; 9. Political Parties in Eighteenth-Century America; Appendix A. Party Affiliation of Members of Congress; Appendix B. Representing Individual Roll Calls in Spatial Configurations NotesBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
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