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8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74

8. Early Cold War politics, 1945–74  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0009
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Cold War rivalry between nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—set the tone and substance of American politics from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the ... More
7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45

7. Affluence, depression, and world war, 1920–45  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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The quarter-century from 1920 to 1945 proved to be both critical and transformative for American government. Americans witnessed in these twenty-five years an economic boom in the 1920s, a ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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This very short introduction explores how national politics changed from the Founding Fathers' U.S. Constitution in 1787 and what followed. The only consistency between the Founders' dream ... More
American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction  

Donald Critchlow

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Dec 2014
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.001.0001
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American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0003
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The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More
9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present

9. Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0010
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‘Tumultuous politics continued, 1974–present’ describes the five salient factors that shaped the context for post-Cold War politics: the demise of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, booms and ... More
6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918

6. Gilded Age frustration and the Progressive response, 1877–1918  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Self-gain, partisan loyalty, and corruption characterized politics after the Civil War at a time when United States became the world's leading industrial power. Voters divided generally ... More
3. The age of democracy, 1816–44

3. The age of democracy, 1816–44  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0004
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From 1816 to 1844, the United States underwent an economic, political, and social transformation resulting in a nation of twenty-four states and three territories with a population of ... More
5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76

5. Politics in war and Reconstruction, 1861–76  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199340057
The Civil War and its aftermath intensified politics in the North, sharpening the divide between Republicans and Democrats and factionalizing the Republican Party. The war did not ... More

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