The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History

Editor: Kazin, Michael
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-12971-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 90
Book Status: Available
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An essential resource for anyone interested in U.S. history and politics, this two-volume encyclopedia covers the major forces that have shaped American politics from the founding to today. Broad in scope, the book addresses both the traditional topics of political history--such as eras, institutions, political parties, presidents, and founding documents---and the wider subjects of current scholarship, including military, electoral, and economic events, as well as social movements, popular culture, religion, education, race, gender, and more.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Topical List of Entries
  • Contributors
  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History: Volume I
  • A
  • abolitionism
  • advertising
  • African Americans and politics
  • agrarian politics
  • Alaska and Hawai'i
  • amendment process
  • American (Know-Nothing) Party
  • Americanism
  • anarchism
  • anticommunism
  • anti-Federalists
  • Anti-Masonic Party
  • antiparty sentiment
  • anti-statism
  • armed forces, politics in the
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Asian immigrants and politics
  • assassination, presidential
  • B
  • banking policy
  • Bill of Rights
  • bureaucracy
  • business and politics
  • C
  • cabinet departments
  • campaign consultants
  • campaign law and finance to 1900
  • campaign law and finance since 1900
  • campaigning
  • Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, interventions in, 1903–34
  • Caribbean immigrants and politics
  • cartooning
  • Catholics and politics
  • cities and politics
  • citizenship
  • civil liberties
  • civil rights
  • civil service
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • class and politics to 1877
  • class and politics since 1877
  • cold war
  • colonial legacy
  • communism
  • Confederacy
  • conservatism
  • conservative ascendancy, 1980–2008
  • conservative interregnum, 1920–32
  • conservative third parties since the New Deal
  • Constitution, federal
  • consumers and politics
  • conventions, political
  • crime
  • D
  • Declaration of Independence
  • democracy
  • Democratic Party, 1800–2008
  • Democratic Party, 1800–28
  • Democratic Party, 1828–60
  • Democratic Party, 1860–96
  • Democratic Party, 1896–1932
  • Democratic Party, 1932–68
  • Democratic Party, 1968–2008
  • E
  • economy and politics to 1860
  • economy and politics, 1860–1920
  • economy and politics, 1920–45
  • economy and politics, 1945–70
  • economy and politics since 1970
  • education and politics
  • elections and electoral eras
  • Electoral College
  • energy and politics
  • environmental issues and politics
  • era of a new republic, 1789–1827
  • era of confrontation and decline, 1964–80
  • era of consensus, 1952–64
  • European immigrants and politics
  • exceptionalism
  • executive branch
  • F
  • federalism
  • Federalist Party
  • feminism
  • foreign observers of U.S. politics
  • foreign policy and domestic politics to 1865
  • foreign policy and domestic politics, 1865–1933
  • foreign policy and domestic politics since 1933
  • Free Soil Party
  • G
  • gender and sexuality
  • Gilded Age, 1870S-90S
  • globalization
  • Great Depression
  • Great Plains, the
  • Greenback-Labor Party
  • H
  • health and illness
  • homosexuality
  • House of Representatives
  • I
  • immigration policy
  • impeachment
  • inaugural addresses of U.S. presidents
  • interest groups
  • Internet and politics
  • Iraq wars of 1991 and 2003
  • J
  • Jacksonian era, 1828–45
  • Jews and politics
  • judicial branch
  • K
  • Korean War and cold war
  • L
  • labor movement and politics
  • labor parties
  • Latinos and politics
  • legislative branch
  • liberal consensus and American exceptionalism
  • liberalism
  • Libertarian Party
  • Liberty Party
  • lobbying
  • local government
  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History: Volume II
  • M
  • Mexican-American War
  • Middle Atlantic, the
  • Midwest, the
  • Muslims and politics
  • N
  • National Republican Party
  • Native Americans and politics
  • nativism
  • New Deal Era, 1932–52
  • New England
  • New Left
  • P
  • Pacific Coast, the
  • pacifism
  • party nominating conventions
  • patronage
  • political advertising
  • political culture
  • politics in American film
  • politics in the American novel
  • popular music and politics
  • populism
  • presidency, the
  • presidency to 1860
  • presidency, 1860–1932
  • presidency, 1932–2008
  • press and politics
  • Progressive parties
  • progressivism and the Progressive Era, 1890S-1920
  • Prohibition and temperance
  • Protestants and politics
  • public opinion polls
  • R
  • race and politics to 1860
  • race and politics, 1860–1933
  • race and politics since 1933
  • radicalism
  • radio and politics
  • Reconstruction Era, 1865–77
  • regulation
  • religion and politics to 1865
  • religion and politics, 1865–1945
  • religion and politics since 1945
  • Republican Party
  • Republican Party to 1896
  • Republican Party, 1896–1932
  • Republican Party, 1932–68
  • Republican Party, 1968–2008
  • republicanism
  • Revolutionary War
  • Rocky Mountain region
  • S
  • sectional conflict and secession, 1845–65
  • segregation and Jim Crow
  • Senate
  • slavery
  • Social Security
  • socialism
  • South since 1877, the
  • Spanish-American War and Filipino Insurrection
  • sports and politics
  • state constitutions
  • state government
  • suburbs and politics
  • suffrage
  • Supreme Court
  • T
  • tariffs and politics
  • taxation to 1913
  • taxation since 1913
  • television and politics
  • temperance
  • territorial government
  • think tanks
  • third parties
  • transnational influences on American politics
  • transportation and politics
  • U
  • United Nations
  • V
  • veterans
  • Vietnam and Indochina wars
  • voting
  • W
  • war and politics
  • war for independence
  • War of 1812
  • welfare
  • Whig Party
  • woman suffrage
  • women and politics to 1828
  • women and politics, 1828–65
  • women and politics, 1865–1920
  • women and politics, 1920–70
  • women and politics since 1970
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Appendix I: Documents
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Amendments XI-XXVII
  • Appendix II: Data
  • States, by Date of Entry into the Union
  • Territorial Growth of the United States and Its Colonies from 1790 to 1960
  • Population of the United States, 1790–2000
  • Presidential Elections
  • Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet Members
  • Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Historical Party Strength in the U.S. Congress
  • American Wars: Service Members and Casualties