The Resource Party games: : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics, Mark Wahlgren Summers, (electronic resource)

Party games: : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics, Mark Wahlgren Summers, (electronic resource)

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Party games: : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics
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Party games:
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getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics
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Mark Wahlgren Summers
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eng
Summary
Much of late-nineteenth-century American politics was parade and pageant. Voters crowded the polls, and their votes made a real difference on policy. In Party Games, Mark Wahlgren Summers tells the full story and admires much of the political carnival, but he adds a cautionary note about the dark recesses: vote-buying, election-rigging, blackguarding, news suppression, and violence. Summers also points out that hardball politics and third-party challenges helped make the parties more responsive. Ballyhoo did not replace government action. In order to maintain power, major parties not only rigged the system but also gave dissidents part of what they wanted. The persistence of a two-party system, Summers concludes, resulted from its adaptability, as well as its ruthlessness. Even the reform of political abuses was shaped to fit the needs of the real owners of the political system--the politicians themselves
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1951-
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Summers, Mark W.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Political culture
  • Political parties
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political corruption
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Party games: : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics, Mark Wahlgren Summers, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709809
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multicolored
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MWT11709809
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11709809
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Party games: : getting, keeping, and using power in Gilded Age politics, Mark Wahlgren Summers, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709809
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11709809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11709809
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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