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'Agrarians' and 'Aristocrats' : Party Political Ideology in the United States, 1837-1846 - John Ashworth

'Agrarians' and 'Aristocrats'

Party Political Ideology in the United States, 1837-1846

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Published: 29th June 1987
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'With enviable assurance and clarity of mind, (Ashworth) efficiently analyses the political ideologies of the two major parties of the Jacksonian era, and in so doing exposes the shortcomings of most recent interpretations of Jacksonian democracy. Each major party is shown to possess a coherent world view, or ideology, and the policies it espoused accurately reflected that ideology. More importantly, perhaps, in Mr Ashworth's eyes, the Democrats were much more radical and the Whigs more conservative than has commonly been realized. The Jacksonians were true levellers who were hostile to the entrepreneurial thrust of American capitalism with which the Whigs identified themselves. Thus he is able to argue that the 'American economy was on a collision course with the American democratic tradition'. Journal of American Studies 'Agrarians and Aristocrats is about the ideology of the Democratic and Whig parties in the decade immediately following the introduction of Van Buren's Independent Treasury Bill ... Ashworth demonstrates how sharply different, indeed opposing, the Democratic and Whig ideologies were.' Reviews in American History

Abbreviations
Introduction
Party Ideology
Democrats
Whigs
Factions
'Agrarians' and 'Aristocrats'
The liberal capitalist censensus
The Role of Ideology
The ethnocultural dimension
Sections, parties and ideology
Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521335676
ISBN-10: 0521335671
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th June 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43