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Description - The Political Culture of the American Whigs by Daniel Walker Howe

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226354798
ISBN-10: 0226354792
Format: Paperback
(275mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1984
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel Walker Howe

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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