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Author Cheathem, Mark Renfred, author.

Title The coming of democracy : presidential campaigning in the age of Jackson / Mark R. Cheathem, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.56 J132Dc 2018    ---  Available
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Description x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-225) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Competing blueprints for democracy -- Exercising the right of freedom -- A new mode of electioneering -- We must always have party distinctions -- Drums and fifes and hickory clubs -- A disastrous, perhaps fatal revolution -- Freemen, cheer the hickory tree -- We are in the midst of a revolution -- A movement of the people -- He will be a party president -- Bring out the hurra boys -- Hard cider, coons, log cabins, and big balls -- Doggerel rhymes and vulgar pictures -- Epilogue.
Summary "In The Coming of Democracy, Mark R. Cheathem examines the evolution of presidential campaigning from 1824 to 1840. Addressing the roots of early republic cultural politics--from campaign biographies to songs, political cartoons, and public correspondence between candidates and voters--Cheathem asks the reader to consider why such informal political expressions increased so dramatically during the Jacksonian period. What sounded and looked like mere entertainment, he argues, held important political meaning. The extraordinary voter participation rate--over 80 percent--in the 1840 presidential election indicated that both substantive issues and cultural politics drew Americans into the presidential selection process." -- Publisher's description
Subject Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Influence.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. (OCoLC)fst00166593
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. (OCoLC)fst00040485
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1840.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1837-1841.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents -- Election. (OCoLC)fst01075747
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1837-1841
Added Title Presidential campaigning in the age of Jackson
ISBN 9781421425979 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1421425971 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781421425986 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
142142598X (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9781421425993 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40028385186

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