Presidential Nominating Politics in 1952 - Vol. 2

Presidential Nominating Politics in 1952 - Vol. 2

Presidential Nominating Politics in 1952 - Vol. 2

Presidential Nominating Politics in 1952 - Vol. 2

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In this book, the story is told of how each of the northeastern states participated in the presidential nominating activities of 1952. Similar information for other parts of the United States will be found in Volume III, The South; Volume IV, The Middle West; and Volume V, The West.

Volume I of the series, The National Story, should be read and used in conjunction with the present volume. It contains seven chapters, as follows: Chapter 1, which takes a general view of the presidential nominating process as a subject for analytical study; Chapter 2, an account of the national pre-convention campaigns of 1952; Chapter 3, the Republican National Convention; Chapter 4, The Democratic National Convention; Chapter 5, a review of the varieties of experience in 1952 with the different state systems for participating in the process; Chapter 6, a discussion of the basic issues of nominating procedure; and Chapter 7, an assessment of the record of the two national conventions of 1952, with comment on the possible lines of change in the future. Full details of major roll call votes at the two national conventions will be found in Chapters 3 and 4, of Volume I, and should be consulted in connection with the discussions of individual delegation voting records that appear in the present volume.

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