Table of contents for Rude republic : Americans and their politics in the nineteenth century / Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin.


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Counter List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction. The View from Clifford's Window 3
Chapter 1. Political Innovation and Popular Response in Jack Downing's America 14
Chapter 2. The Maturing Party System: The Rude Republic and Its Discontents 47
Chapter 3. Political Men: Patterns and Meanings of Political Activism in Antebellum America 87
Chapter 4. A World beyond Politics 119
Chapter 5. Civil Crisis and the Developing State 152
Chapter 6. People and Politics: The Urbanization of Political Consciousness 184
Chapter 7. Leviathan: Parties and Political Life in Post-Civil War America 217
Chapter 8. An Excess and a Dearth of Democracy: Patronage, Voting, and Political Engagement in the Gilded Age and Beyond 252
Notes 275
Index 305


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Politics and government 19th century, Elections United States History 19th century, Political participation United States History 19th century, Political culture United States History 19th century