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The Democratic Experiment:
New Directions in American Political History
Edited by Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak, & Julian E. Zelizer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

CONTRIBUTORS ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii
CHAPTER ONE
The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History by Meg Jacobs and Julian E. Zelizer 1
CHAPTER TWO
Explaining the Unexplainable: The Cultural Context of the Sedition Act by Joanne B. Freeman 20
CHAPTER THREE
Affairs of Office: The Executive Departments, the Election of 1828, and the Making of the Democratic Party by Richard R. John 50
CHAPTER FOUR
The Legal Transformation of Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century America by William J. Novak 85
CHAPTER FIVE
Bringing the Constitution Back In: Amendment, Innovation, and Popular Democracy during the Civil War Era by Michael Vorenberg 120
CHAPTER SIX
Democracy in the Age of Capital: Contesting Suffrage Rights in Gilded Age New York by Sven Beckert 146
CHAPTER SEVEN
Domesticity versus Manhood Rights: Republicans, Democrats, and "Family Values "Politics,1856-1896 by Rebecca Edwards 175
CHAPTER EIGHT
The Case for Courts: Law and Political Development in the Progressive Era by Michael Willrich 198
CHAPTER NINE
"Mirrors of Desires":Interest Groups, Elections, and the Targeted Style in Twentieth-Century America by Brian Balogh 222
CHAPTER TEN
Pocketbook Politics: Democracy and the Market in Twentieth-Century America by Meg Jacobs 250
CHAPTER ELEVEN
The Uneasy Relationship: Democracy, Taxation, and State Building since the New Deal by Julian E. Zelizer 276
CHAPTER TWELVE
All Politics Is Local: The Persistence of Localism in Twentieth-Century America by Thomas J. Sugrue 301
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Suburban Strategies: The Volatile Center in Postwar American Politics by Matthew D. Lassiter 327
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
From Hartz to Tocqueville: Shifting the Focus from Liberalism to Democracy in America by James T Kloppenberg 350
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
The Possibilities of Analytical Political History Ira Katznelson 381
INDEX 401

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