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rise of the Whig Party.

Francis Edward Gibbons

rise of the Whig Party.

by Francis Edward Gibbons

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  Being something of a sadist I recently re-red Michael Holt's The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party. It's quite the tome to sift through once, and to do it again is a sure sign of some kind of mental disturbance. It is a remarkable work, though perhaps a bit over-extensive. If you want.   The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War eBook: Holt, Michael F.: : Kindle Store.

Get this from a library! The rise of party in England: the Rockingham Whigs, [Frank O'Gorman].   The Whig Party succeeded in electing two more presidents but remained deeply divided. Its problems grew as the issue of slavery strained the Union in the s. Unable to agree on a consistent national position on slavery, and unable to find another national issue to rally around, the Whigs broke apart by

Rise of the Whigs Figure 31 — An caricature blames Andrew Jackson for hard times by Edward Williams Clay, Wikipedia is in the Public Domain. The Whig Party, which had been created to oppose Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party, benefitted from the disaster of the Panic of The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party will instantly become an indispensable reference work on antebellum political history."--James McPherson, Princeton University, "Now, in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, Michael F. Holthas disinterred the party's entire year history, examining it to see what madeit tick and what.


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"The Rise and Fall of the Whig Party is a magesterial work, one that cannot be neglected by nineteenth-century historians even if their particular emphasis is not political history.

While it is intended to be the history of a political party, it has something worthwhile to say about almost every major issue in United States history from the Cited by: Now, in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, Michae Now, in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, Michael F.

Holt gives us the only comprehensive history of the Whigs ever written--a monumental history covering in rich detail the American political landscape from the Age of Jackson to impending disunion/5. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War - Kindle edition by Holt, Michael F.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War.4/5(32). Indeed, the Whig Party emerges as the nation's last great hope to prevent secession and civil war.

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party is a magisterial work of history, one that has already been hailed by William Gienapp of Harvard as "one of the most important books on.

Holt talked about his book The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War, published by Oxford University book examines how local. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN WHIG PARTY: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War User Review - Kirkus.

In a massively researched survey, Holt (American History/Univ. of Virginia) painstakingly details the career of an odd political party that flourished, then vanished in the three decades before the Read full review5/5(2). Rise of the Whigs. The Whig Party, which had been created to oppose Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party, benefitted from the disaster of the Panic of The Whig Party had grown partly out of the political coalition of John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

The National Republicans, a loose alliance concentrated in the Northeast, had become. The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United ide the slightly larger Democratic Party, it was one of the two major parties in the United States during the late s, the s, and the early s, part of the Second Party System.

Four presidents were affiliated with the Whig Party for at least part of their respective terms. The Whig Party was formed in by opponents to Jacksonian Democracy.

Guided by their most prominent leader, Henry Clay, they called themselves Whigs—the name of the English antimonarchist party. The Second Party System. By the s, the Whigs were as established a political party as the Democrats.

Until the mids, the Whig-Democrat party system dominated American government. Democrats tended to represent rural regions, while the Whigs were a more urban party.

Here, Michael F. Holt gives us the only comprehensive history of the Whigs ever written. He offers a panoramic account of the tumultuous antebellum period, a time when a flurry of parties and larger-than-life politicians--Andrew Jackson, John C.

Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, and Henry Clay--struggled for control as the U.S. inched towards secession. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party will instantly become an indispensable reference work on antebellum political history."--James McPherson, Princeton University "Mike Holt's history of the Whig Party is massive book will have a thunderous impact on scholarship and on the understanding of the American past Reviews: Whig Party, in U.S.

history, major political party active from to that espoused a program of national development but foundered on the rising tide of sectional antagonism. They borrowed the name Whig from the British party opposed to royal prerogatives.

The Rise And Fall Of The American Whig Party The Rise And Fall Of The American Whig Party by Michael F. Holt. Download in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or Rise And Fall Of The American Whig Party Download for free ebooks.

In the Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party, Professor Holt convicingly demonstrates through detailed inspection and analysis of national, state and local elections that the Whigs were always a deeply divided political party whose continued existance as a potent political force was always reliant upon their fervent opposition to the Democratic Party and its policies.

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The history of the United States Whig Party lasted from the establishment of the Whig Party early in President Andrew Jackson's second term (–) to the collapse of the party during the term of President Franklin Pierce (–).

The Whigs emerged in the s in opposition to President Andrew Jackson, pulling together former members of the National Republican Party, the Anti.

The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party weighs in at pages of densely printed text (almost twice the words on an ordinary book page get crammed onto one of Holt's), followed by another two hundred pages of even more minuscule endnotes, plus a bibliography and index. The physical weight of the book comes in, literally, at close to five.

"An impartial history of American statesmanship will give some of its most brilliant chapters to the Whig party from to ," wrote James G. Blaine in his memoirs. This was not, unhappily, because of a great heritage of political achievement in American public life. The work of the Whigs was, as Blaine admitted, negative and restraining rather than constructive.

Andrew Jackson (Democrat) ran for re-election with V.P. Martin Van Buren. The main issue was his veto of the recharter of the U.S.

Bank, which he said was a monopoly. Henry Clay (Whig), who was pro-Bank, ran against him The Anti-Masonic Party nominated William Wirt. This was the first election with a national nominating convention. Book Review: The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War by Michael Holt Abstract "An impartial history of American statesmanship will give some of its most brilliant chapters to the Whig party from to ," wrote James G.

Blaine in his memoirs.Jackson's opponents, who came to make up the Whig party, were strongly disturbed by his stubborn and harsh exercise of presidential power. The Whigs condemned him as "King Andrew I".

While the Whig party was developing, the Democrats, a strong group founded earlier by Jefferson, were eager to challenge the Whigs/5(2).An unlikely union of Southern states' rights enthusiasts, Anti-Masonic Party members, supporters of the Bank of the United States, and moderate pro-development republicans hobbled together by opponents of the populist nationalism of Andrew Jackson, the Whig Party became the party of such giants as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln.