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The Resource Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776

Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776

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Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776
Title
Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this impressive study of the origins of the American party system, Benjamin H. Newcomb applies the "new" political history - especially quantitative methodology - to political activity in the colonies of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania from 1700 to the beginning of the Revolution. Close analysis of a great array of sources leads him to conclude that political partisanship was much stronger, more extensive, and more enduring in the middle fifty years of the eighteenth century than historians have heretofore believed. Newcomb supports his case primarily through exploration of statistical data derived from legislative roll-call votes, biographical information on legislators, censuses, poll lists, wills, and other public documents. He clearly presents the quantitative information in a series of thirty-four brief tables throughout the text, and he explains the details of his methods in three appendixes. He finds that middle-colony politics was not conducted by factions or by a few oligarchs dominating a deferential electorate, but by real parties that were forerunners of, and shared many attributes with, nineteenth-century mass political parties
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UkLiU
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1938-
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Newcomb, Benjamin H.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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United States
Label
Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From factionalism to partisanship, 1700-1737
  • Determinants of paartisanship
  • First partisan alignment, 1737-1753
  • Partisan system in wartime, 1754-1764
  • Partisanship in imperial crisis, 1765-1773
  • Parties and the revolution, 1774-1776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780807118757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Political partisanship in the American middle colonies, 1700-1776
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From factionalism to partisanship, 1700-1737
  • Determinants of paartisanship
  • First partisan alignment, 1737-1753
  • Partisan system in wartime, 1754-1764
  • Partisanship in imperial crisis, 1765-1773
  • Parties and the revolution, 1774-1776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780807118757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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