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The Time of the Black Elephant

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how for African Americans, the events of the mid-1970s only served to reinforce an already contentious relationship with the Grand Old Party (GOP)—frustrations that were born ... More


The Speakership and the Rise of the Republican Party

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the Republican Party's efforts to organize the House of Representatives and build a lasting coalition following the election of Nathaniel Banks as Speaker in the 34th Congress. ... More


The Paradox of the Black Republican

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter introduces key figures across a spectrum of black Republican politics and examines their ongoing struggles to effect meaningful change both for African Americans and within ... More


Relative Advantage in Action: Case Studies in the Evolution of Republican State Parties in the South

M. V. Hood III, Quentin Kidd, and Irwin L. Morris

in The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth, and the Partisan Transformation of the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873821
eISBN:
9780199980017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873821.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, the theory of relative advantage is examined using detailed case study analyses. Through state newspapers of record, archival materials, and personal interviews, the history and ... More


The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Andrew L. Slap

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. This book ... More


 Religious Politics and Democratic Vitality

David Domke and Kevin Coe

in The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on the workings of the God strategy, and on what its omnipresence means for American democracy. The God strategy's “golden rule” — exhibit faith, but don't be too strident or ... More


Seizing Power: Conservatives and Congress Since the 1970s

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how legislators associated with the conservative movement thrived in a congressional process that liberals had helped to create. It first considers how Congress was reformed in ... More


The Election of 1868

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Ohio gubernatorial election of 1867 and how it influenced national politics, the presidential election of 1868, and the Democratic Party's monetary positions. It first ... More


The Organizational Cartel Persists, 1891–2011

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines leadership selection after the Reed Rules and the persistence of the organizational cartel in the House of Representatives during the period 1891–2011. It begins by discussing ... More


American Conservatism in Historical Perspective

Gillian Peele

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 details the evolution of the conservative movement and its interaction with the Republican Party from 1945 to the present. It provides a periodization of the modern American right which ... More


Partisan Tumult on the Floor: The Speakership Elections of 1849 and 1855–1856

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the speakership elections of 1849 and 1855–1856, the most chaotic instances of officer selection in the history of the House of Representatives. It considers how the Second ... More


Implications for a Deeply Divided United States

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

in White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This conclusion summarizes the book's main findings and considers their implications for the areas of race, immigration, and American politics. The results confirm the important role that immigration ... More


Reconstructing the Nation, Reconstructing the Party: Postwar Republicans and the Evolution of a Party

Michael Green

in The Great Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232024
eISBN:
9780823240494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232024.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Republican Party. It highlights the fact that local expressions of the issues of the war and its aftermath at times require reference to the larger ... More


Caucus Governance and the Emergence of the Organizational Cartel, 1861–1891

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the emergence of the organizational cartel based on caucus decision making during the period 1861–1891. It considers how the caucus-induced, organizational arrangement solved ... More


An Evolving Political Style

Robert Wuthnow

in Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how competition between Methodists and Catholics reinforced a moderately conservative civic ethos across Kansas during the 1880s and 1890s. Whatever their disagreements might ... More


Crafting the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter five examines the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003—a major social policy reform that delegates responsibility for a Medicare prescription drug benefit to commercial firms. ... More


Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Simon Topping

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1930s and 1940s, many African Americans left the Republican Party and joined ranks with the Democrats. Before this time, the few blacks actually able to exercise their franchise ... More


George Pendleton and Mass Opinion

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how voter ignorance influenced elections and monetary policy in the immediate postbellum period by focusing on Democrat George Pendleton's use of greenback inflation as a ... More


Shaping a New Conservative Agenda

Michael Tanner

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies the different elements in the conservative movement and delineates its fundamental contradictions and conflicts. It delineates the different assumptions of economic, social, ... More


How Immigration Shapes the Vote

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

in White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether the effects of immigration extend to the electoral arena. On average, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party present Americans with two different alternatives on ... More


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