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The Resource The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828, Lynn Hudson Parsons

The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828, Lynn Hudson Parsons

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The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828
Title
The birth of modern politics
Title remainder
Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828
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Lynn Hudson Parsons
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Language
eng
Summary
"The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwesetern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New England "aristocrat" whose education and political resume were as impressive as any ever seen in American public life. It was, many historians have argued, the country's first truly democratic presidential election. Lynn Hudson Parsons argues that it also established a pattern in which two nationally organized political parties would vie for power in virtually every state. During the election of 1828 voters were introduced to a host of novel campaign tactics, including co-ordinated media, get-out-the-vote efforts, fund-raising, organized rallies, opinion polling, campaign paraphernalia, ethnic voting blocs, "opposition research," and smear tactics." "In The Birth of Modern Politics , Parsons shows that the Adams-Jackson contest began a national debate that is eerily contemporary, pitting those whose cultural, social, and economic values were rooted in community action for the common good against those who believed the common good was best served by giving individuals as much freedom as possible to promote their own interests. It offers fresh and illuminating portraits of both Adams and Jackson and reveals how, despite their vastly different backgrounds, they had started out with many of the same values, admired one another, and had often been allies in common causes. Both were staunch nationalists, and both shared an aversion to organized parties and "electioneering."" "But by 1828, caught up in a shifting political landscape, they were plunged into a competition that separated them decisively from the Founding Fathers' era and ushered in a style of politics that is still with us today."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Parsons, Lynn H
Dewey number
324.70973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E380
LC item number
.P37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Political culture
  • Political parties
  • Presidents
  • United States
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The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828, Lynn Hudson Parsons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-240) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
244628026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195312874
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037359
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)244628026
Label
The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828, Lynn Hudson Parsons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
244628026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195312874
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244628026

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