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American Political Party System : A Reference Handbook - by Michael C. LeMay (Hardcover)

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This reference documents the history of the American political party system. The first chapter analyzes why and how two major parties dominated it since the early 1800s, through discussion of six transformative presidencies from 1790 to the present day--those of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan--as well as current party developments and the question of whether the 2008 and 2012 elections of Barack Obama mark a lasting change in the party coalitions or whether the election of Donald Trump in 2016 shows a shift to Republican dominance with an appeal to national populism. The second chapter addresses problems, controversies, and solutions related to voting, candidates, campaigns, state systems, the parties, and the media. Other chapters consist of essays by scholars and activists on topics like activism, Donald Trump’s immigration policies, barriers to third-party candidates, libertarians, and homeland security; profiles of 60 organizations and 70 individuals; and data and documents like laws and court cases. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Michael C. LeMay
Language: English
Street Date: June 22, 2017
TCIN: 52772504
UPC: 9781440854118
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6627
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