The Political Culture of the American Whigs

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University of Chicago Press, 1979 - 404 páginas
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Howe studies the American Whigs with the thoroughness so often devoted their party rivals, the Jacksonian Democrats. He shows that the Whigs were not just a temporary coalition of politicians but spokesmen for a heritage of political culture received from Anglo-American tradition and passed on, with adaptations, to the Whigs' Republican successors. He relates this culture to both the country's economic conditions and its ethnoreligious composition.

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Two The Language and Values of the Whigs
23
Three John Quincy Adams Nonpartisan Politician
43
Four The Whig Interpretation of History
69
Five The Entrepreneurial Ethos
96
Six Henry Clay Ideologue of the Center
123
Seven The Evangelicals
150
Eight The Modernizers
181
Nine Whig Conservatism
210
Ten Alexander Stephens and the Failure of Southern
238
Eleven Abraham Lincoln and the Transformation of Northern
263
Notes
307
Index
383
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Daniel Walker Howe is professor of history and chairman of the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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