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Vindicating Andrew Jackson: The 1828 Election and the Rise of the Two-Party System (American Presidential Elections)

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The presidential election of 1828 is one of the most compelling stories in American history: Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans and man of the people, bounced back from his controversial loss four years earlier to unseat John Quincy Adams in a campaign notorious for its mudslinging. With his victory, the torch was effectively passed from the founding fathers ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published September 10th 2009 by University Press of Kansas (first published September 1st 2009)
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The presidential election of 1828 stands as one of the most pivotal in American history, not just, or even primarily, because of the election of Andrew Jackson that year, but because, as Donald Cole argues in this book, it marked the beginnings of the party system in American politics. While on the surface a contest between Jackson and the incumbent, John Quincy Adams, this was only the culmination of years of political maneuvering and organizing by a host of talented politicians and newspaper p ...more
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A clear and concise history of both the 1824 and 1828 elections, and also of the historiography of how the 1828 election has been viewed since. Challenges the notion of this election as the emergence of mass democracy and political parties.
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Donald B. Cole was professor emeritus at Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, and the author of a number of books on early American history.
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