Origins of American political parties, 1789-1803 / John F. Hoadley.

The first appearance of parties on the American political scene has been a subject of debate in both history and political science; most scholars have argued that parties did not develop until the nineteenth century. John F. Hoadley challenges that conclusion, arguing convincingly that substantial p...

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Main Author: Hoadley, John F., 1951-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1986.
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Summary:The first appearance of parties on the American political scene has been a subject of debate in both history and political science; most scholars have argued that parties did not develop until the nineteenth century. John F. Hoadley challenges that conclusion, arguing convincingly that substantial parties emerged within the first decade after creation of the new government. Examining patterns of roll-call voting in the early congresses, he finds that discernible coalitions existed between 1789 and 1803. These coalitions began to assume the form of parties as early as the Second Congress, and ...
Physical Description:1 online resource (270 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780813163536
0813163536