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By Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman

A vital source for an individual attracted to U.S. historical past and politics, this two-volume encyclopedia covers the most important forces that experience formed American politics from the founding to this present day. vast in scope, the e-book addresses either the normal issues of political history--such as eras, associations, political events, presidents, and founding documents--and the broader topics of present scholarship, together with army, electoral, and monetary occasions, in addition to social routine, pop culture, faith, schooling, race, gender, and extra. every one article, specifically commissioned for this publication, is going past simple evidence to supply readers with the most important context, specialist research, and proficient views at the evolution of yankee politics. Written through greater than a hundred and seventy best historians and social scientists, The Princeton Encyclopedia of yankee Political heritage provides scholars, students, and researchers authoritative introductions to the subject's most crucial subject matters and a primary step to additional research.Features approximately a hundred ninety entries, equipped alphabetically and written through a unique staff of students, together with Dean Baker, Lewis L. Gould, Alexander Keyssar, James T. Kloppenberg, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Lisa McGirr, Mark A. Noll, Jack N. Rakove, Nick Salvatore, Stephen Skowronek, Jeremi Suri, and Julian E. Zelizer Describes key political classes and eras, from the founding to the current day lines the heritage of political associations, events, and founding files Explains principles, philosophies, and events that formed American politics provides the political historical past and impression of geographic areas Describes the jobs of ethnic, racial, and non secular teams within the political strategy Explores the effect of mass tradition, from political cartoons to the web Examines ordinary concerns that form political campaigns and coverage, from category, gender, and race to crime, schooling, taxation, vote casting, welfare, and masses extra contains bibliographies, cross-references, appendixes, a complete index, and greater than 50 illustrations and maps

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Well into the twentieth century, historians of Reconstruction echoed the white supremacist portrayal of the immediate postwar period as an era of “Negro domination” and condoned the rampant use of violence by such vigilante groups as the Ku Klux Klan. When the Supreme Court upheld a Louisiana law segregating railroad travel in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), its assertion of the “separate but equal” principle decisively restored the concept of states’ rights federalism to its pre-Reconstruction dominance.

This post–civil rights trend, in which African Americans lend legitimacy to an anti–civil rights agenda, recalls Thurgood Marshall’s statement upon his resignation from the Court in 1991 when asked if he believed an African American should be appointed to replace him. ” 11 African Americans and politics Back in 1962, Attorney General Robert Kennedy had speculated that the United States would elect a black president in 40 years, infuriating James Baldwin, who felt that Kennedy was not doing enough to secure equal rights for his own time.

With the end of Reconstruction, political violence waged by forces sympathetic to the Democratic Party drove the majority of the region’s black officials from electoral office. Meanwhile, the national Republican Party retreated from its support for equal rights to become an advocate for business interests. S. Army troops that had recently defended Reconstruction governments were now redeployed to suppress a nationwide railroad workers’ strike. Well into the twentieth century, historians of Reconstruction echoed the white supremacist portrayal of the immediate postwar period as an era of “Negro domination” and condoned the rampant use of violence by such vigilante groups as the Ku Klux Klan.

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