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Concept of Jacksonian Democracy New York As a Test Case

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ISBN-10: 1400867266

ISBN-13: 9781400867264

Edition: 1961

Authors: Lee Benson

List price: $240.00
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Jacksonian Democracy has become almost a commonplace in American history. But in this penetrating analysis of one state-its voting cycles, party makeup, and social, ethnic, and religious patterns-Lee Benson shows that the concept bears little or no relation to New York history during the Jacksonian period.New York voters between 1816 and 1844 did not follow the traditional distinctions between Whigs and Democrats. Ethnic and religious ties were stronger social forces than income, occupation, and environment. Mr. Benson's examination suggests a new theory of American voting behavior and a reconsideration of other local studies during this period.Originally published in 1970.The Princeton…    
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List price: $240.00
Copyright year: 1961
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2015
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 368
Language: English

Benson is a sports writer/author/columnist who currently writes a Metro Page column for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City.