Political Parties before the Constitution
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Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Cloth/Hardcover Publication Date: 12/2012
Cloth ISBN: 9780807839867
DescriptionThis is the first book dealing with any period in American history which attempts to describe and analyze national politics through studying voting patterns in state legislatures. During the 1780s two relatively stable legislative parties" emerged in every state, and each state possessed common characteristics. Main labels these parties "localists" and "cosmopolitans" and show how such issues as funding of debts, paper money, and land prices provided a battlefield for those early part division.
Originally published in 1972.
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