Table of contents for Politics in the gilded age; a new perspective on reform [by] John M. Dobson. Foreword by James P. Shenton.


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Foreword by James P. Shenton                          9
Preface                                              13
Acknowledgments                                      15

PART I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF PARTY ORGANIZATIONS

 1 The Origins and Structures of the Major Parties   19
 2 The Parties Achieve Parity                        40
 3 The Rise of Reform                                53
 4 The Reformers                                     72

PART II: THE ATrACK ON PARTY ORGANIZATIONS IN 1884-85

 5 The Republican Organization                       87
 6 The Mugwump Rebellion                            108
 7 The Democratic Organization                      121
 8 The Campaign                                     138
 9 The Election                                     157
 10 The Aftermath of the Election                   168
 11 Conclusion                                      187
Bibliographic Essay                                 191
Index                                               196





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Politics and government 1865-1900, Civil service reform United States, Political parties United States