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The Political Culture of the American Whigs

The Political Culture of the American Whigs
Author: Daniel Walker Howe
ISBN 13: 9780226354798
ISBN 10: 226354792
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1984-02-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 414
List Price: $38.00

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.