Embracing Dissent

How did party opposition become a regular and "normal" feature of the American political landscape? Jeffrey S. Selinger tells a story of political transformation in the United States and offers a much-needed historical perspective on the challenges of governance in a polarized nation.

Embracing Dissent
Political Violence and Party Development in the United States

Jeffrey S. Selinger

2016 | 264 pages | Cloth $55.00
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Legitimate Party Opposition and the Early American State
Chapter 2. Economic Collapse and the Constitutional Construction of Party Politics
Chapter 3. The French Revolutionary Wars and the Ordeal of America's First Party System
Chapter 4. The Second Party System and the Politics of Displacing Conflict
Chapter 5. Union, Emancipation, and Party Building as Military Strategy
Chapter 6. Redrawing the Limits of Legitimate Party Opposition: Party Politics and Its Discontents at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Epilogue. Party Legitimacy, Then and Now

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments