The Demise of the American Convention System, 1880-1911
During the nineteenth century American political parties selected their candidates for elective offices in conventions. Around 1910 most states established a system of direct primaries whereby the voters selected their parties' nominees for public office. This book, first published in 2006, examines the transition from the indirect to the direct primary, as well as its imp...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press
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