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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Prologue: New Haven, 1835 PART I. CRISIS OF THE NEW ORDER Chapter One: American Democracy in a Revolutionary Age The Country Democracy... ; The City Democracy... ; A Democratic Revolution?... ; Franklin's Death..... Chapter Two: The Republican Interest and the Self-Created Democracy Against Monocracy: Jefferson, Madison, and the Virginia Ideal... ; First Stirrings of Republican Organization... ; "The Cause of Equal Liberty Every Where"... ; The Federalist Counterattack... ; The Fall and Legacy of the Self-Created Societies... Chapter Three: The Making of Jeffersonian Democracy John Adams and the Reign of Witches... ; "The 'Rallying Point'"... ; A Tortuous Revolution: The Elections of 1800 and 1801... ; March 4, 1801... Chapter Four: Jefferson's Two Presidencies Monocracy Attacked... ; Jefferson Ascendant... ; Federalists, Clodhoppers, and Tertium Quids: Democracy in the States... ; The Second Presidency... ; Jefferson, Jeffersonian Democracy, and Democracy... Chapter Five: Nationalism and the War of 1812 The Rise of the Republican Nationalists... ; Hostile Incursions: The Prophet, Tecumseh, and Indian Resistance... ; 1812... ; War, Politics, and the Federalists in Dissent... ; Federalism Self-Destructs... ; Vengeance and Glory: The Emergence of Andrew Jackson... ; The War of 1812 and the Transformation of American Politics... PART II: DEMOCRACY ASCENDANT Chapter Six: The Era of Bad Feelings Democratic Struggles in New England... ; Democratic Struggles in New York... ; Democratic Struggles in the West and the South... ; The Panic of 1819... ; The Bubble Bursts... Chapter Seven: Slavery, Compromise, and Democratic Politics The Missouri Crisis in Congress... ; The Debate Over Slavery: Agitation, Compromise, Repercussions... ; Jackson Re-emerges: The Election of 1824... ; "Something Radically Wrong"... Chapter Eight: The Politics of Moral Improvement "A Sacred Cause": John Quincy Adams in the White House... ; Raptures of Joy and Devotion: Piety, Politics, and the Second Great Awakening... ; Anti-Masonry and "the Second Independence"... ; Moralism, Democracy, and the Politics of Improvement... Chapter Nine: Democratic Revisions The City Democracy Reborn... ; Country Politics: Relief Wars and State Rights; Quincy Adams at Bay... ; "Under Whip & Spur": Politics, Propaganda, and the 1828 Campaign... ; "Jackson and Reform"... Chapter Ten: The Jackson Era: Uneasy Beginnings Scandals: Treasury Rats, Spoilsmen, and Mrs. Eaton... ; State Rights and an Administration Adrift... ; "Things, That Have Coroded My Peace, and My Mind"... Chapter Eleven: Popular Politics in the Early Jackson Era The Birth of Radical Abolitionism... ; Suffrage and Slavery in Virginia... ; Revivals and Labor Radicalism in the North... ; "Get the Workies to Be Up and Doing"... Chapter Twelve: 1832: Jackson's Crucial Year Democracy and "A Few Monied Capitalists": The Politics of the Bank Veto... ; "Vain Provisions! Ineffectual Restrictions!": The Politics of Nullification... : "Jackson Conquers Every Thing"... Chapter Thirteen: Banks, Abolitionists, and the Equal Rights Democracy "To Heal the Constitution": The Bank War and the Rise of the Whigs... ; "The Only Real Democracy in Our Country": Abolitionism and Reaction... ; Workies, Unionists, and Loco Focos... ; Jacksonian Contradictions... Chapter Fourteen: "The Republic Has Degenerated Into a Democracy" Indian Removal, Southern Politics, and the Texas Revolution... ; "Either the State is Sovereign or the Banks Are"... ; The Dilemmas of Martin Van Buren: Slavery, Hard Money, and a Fractured Election... ; Jackson's Farewell... Chapter Fifteen: The Politics of Hard Times Loco Focoism in the White House... ; Abolitionism's Reckoning... ; Anxiety Among the Democrats... Chapter Sixteen: Whigs, Democrats, and Democracy The Revolution of American Conservatism: The New-School Whigs... ; Log-Cabin Democracy... ; Jackson, Jacksonian Democracy and Democracy... PART III: SLAVERY AND THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY Chapter Seventeen: Whig Debacle, Democratic Confusion The Whigs in Disarray... ; Radicals, Hunkers, and Calhounites... ; Democracy in Rhode Island: The Dorr War... ; The Glimmering of Normal Politics... Chapter Eighteen: Antislavery, Annexation, and the Advent of Young Hickory Antislavery Goes Political... ; "A Deep, Deep, Deep Interest": Manifest Destiny and Texas Annexation... ; Divided Democrats and the Election of 1844... ; Northern Democracy, Southern Democracy... Chapter Nineteen: The Bitter Fruits of Manifest Destiny "A New Age, A New Destiny"... ; Slavery and Democracy in the States... ; "The First Element of Democracy": The Wilmot Proviso and the Transformation of Political Antislavery... : A Grand Army of Freedom?... Chapter Twenty: War, Slavery, and the American 1848 "The Devil's Thankee": Victory's Divisive Gains... ; The American 1848: Background to Revolt... ; "The Greatest Question of the Day": The Free-Soil Revolt... ; "Party Connexions Still Retain Much of Their Force"... Chapter Twenty-One: Political Truce, Uneasy Consequences The Evasive Truce of 1850... ; The Politics of Fugitive Slaves... ; "Thou Just Spirit of Equality"... ; Land Stand of the Old Parties... ; The Whigs' Last Gasps?... Chapter Twenty-Two: The True Collapses Empires of Slavery? From Cuba to Kansas-Nebraska... ; Bleeding Kansas, Nativism, And the Formation of the Republican Party... ; 1856: Dress Rehearsal for Revolution... ; "A Victorious Defeat": The 1856 Elections and the Consolidation of the Republicans... ; "On the Tip-Toe of Revolution": The Republicans and Northern Democracy... Chapter Twenty-Three: "A Nightmare Broods Over Society" "Times Are Not What They Were": The Politics of Dred Scott v. Sandford... ; "General Jackson is Dead, Sir": The Furor Over Lecompton... ; The Panic of 1857: Depression, Labor, and Sectional Politics... ; Dixie Democracy... ; Popular Sovereignty and the Common Right of Humanity: The Lincoln-Douglas Campaign... ; "Another Explosion Will Come Soon"... Chapter Twenty-Four: The Faith That Right Makes Might John Brown and the Politics of Insurrection... ; The Revolution of 1860 and the Politics of Democracy... ; "The Democratic Proclivities of the Age"... Chapter Twenty-Five: "The Iliad of All Our Woes" Secession, Slavery, and the Politics of Counter-Revolution... ; "This Great Tribunal, the American People"... ; The Slaveholders' Rebellion... Epilogue: Redmoor, 1865
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Politicians -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Politicians -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.