The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party
Mr. Holt talked about his book The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War, published… read more
Mr. 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 Press. The book examines how local and state caucuses, federal patronage, and special interests created competing factions in the party even before sectionalism fractured cooperation between the Northern and Southern wings of the party in 1854. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close
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