The democratic experiment : new directions in American political history / edited by Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak, and Julian E. Zelizer. - Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003. - xi, 421 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Democratic experiment: new directions in American political history / Explaining the unexplainable: the cultural context of the sedition act / Affairs of office: the executive departments, the election of 1828, and the making of the democratic party / Legal transformation of citizenship in nineteenth-century America / Bringing the constitution back in: amendment, innovation, and popular democracy during the Civil War era / Democracy in the age of capital: contesting suffrage rights in gilded age New York / Domesticity versus manhood rights: republicans, democrats, and "family values" politics, 1856-1896 / Case for courts: law and political development in progressive era / "Mirrors of desires": interest groups, elections, and the targeted style in twentieth-century America / Pocketbook politics: democracy and the market in twentieth-century America / Uneasy relationship: democracy, taxation, and state building since the New Deal / All politics is local: the persistence of localism in twentieth-century America / Suburban strategies: the volatile center in postwar American politics / From Hartz to Tocqueville: shifting the focus from liberalism to democracy in America / Possibilities of analytical political history / Meg Jacobs, Julian E. Zelizer -- Joanne B. Freeman -- Richard R. John -- William J. Novak -- Michael Vorenberg -- Sven Beckert -- Rebecca Edwards -- Michael Willrich -- Brian Balogh -- Meg Jacobs -- Julian E. Zelizer -- Thomas J. Sugrue -- Matthew D. Lassiter -- James T. Kloppenberg -- Ira Katznelson.

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Federal government--History.--United States
Democracy--History.--United States
Political culture--History.--United States


United States--Politics and government.
United States--Politics and government--Historiography.

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