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Affairs of celebration, Jean Baker asserts, have been a primary characteristic of public lifestyles in nineteenth-century the US. during this ebook she explores the best way the Northern Democrats of the mid-eighteen 1000's lived their public lives. She starts with a psychobiographical rationalization of ways humans grew to become Democrats, weighing the significance of such impacts as schooling and relations lifestyles. She then discusses significant components that set Democrats except individuals of alternative political businesses: a transformed Republican ideology adapted to the conditions of the Civil struggle, and a mordant racism conveyed so much strikingly via minstrelsy. ultimately, Baker reports the ignored topic of partisan habit, focusing on the importance of parades, balloting, and different rituals. In Affairs of social gathering Jean Baker brings jointly the 3 easy parts of a political culture-education, concept, and behavior-and presents an knowing of the collective values of Northern Democrats and an perception into the elusive that means of celebration adventure. In her new preface, Professor Baker areas her publication within the context of either contemporary scholarship and up to date political and cultural advancements.

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Earl J. Hess, Liberty, Virtue, and Progress: Northerners and Their War for the Union 4. William L. Burton, Melting Pot Soldiers: The Union's Ethnic Regiments 5. Hans L. Trefousse, Carl Schurz: A Biography 6. Stephen W. , Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army: The Civil War Letters of Samuel W. Fiske Page iii Affairs of Party The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Jean H. Baker Fordham University Press NEW YORK 1998 Page iv Copyright © 1998 by Fordham University Press All rights reserved LC 98-14327 ISBN 0-8232-1864-3 (hardcover) ISBN 0-8232-1865-1 (paperback) ISSN 1089-8719 The North's Civil War, No.

Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army: The Civil War Letters of Samuel W. Fiske Page iii Affairs of Party The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Jean H. Baker Fordham University Press NEW YORK 1998 Page iv Copyright © 1998 by Fordham University Press All rights reserved LC 98-14327 ISBN 0-8232-1864-3 (hardcover) ISBN 0-8232-1865-1 (paperback) ISSN 1089-8719 The North's Civil War, No. 7 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Baker, Jean H. Affairs of party: the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth century/Jean H.

What is sacrificed in universality is made up for by the accuracy and concreteness of individual examples. In a sense, the life history becomes the historian's completed questionnaire. I have necessarily set my analysis in a generational framework. Thus, the first chapters concentrate on the early decades of the nineteenth century, during the childhood of the generation of Northern Democrats who reached political maturity at mid-century. Educated in certain 1 Lucien Pye and Sidney Verba, Political Culture and Political Development (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965) pp.

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