The American Direct Primary: Party Institutionalization and Transformation in the North

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2.1 Changes in Type of Official Ballot by Nonsouthern States, 1888–1917page33
2.2 Use of Pure Office Block Ballot (POB) by Nonsouthern States, 1888–191749
2.3 Change of Ballot Type, 1888–1917, by Age of State52
4.1 Date of First Legislation on Direct Primaries for States without Such Legislation before 1907, 1907–1915118
4.2 Year of Adoption of Primary Laws Covering Most Offices within a State, to 1915118
4.3 States Enacting Direct Primary Laws for the First Time, and Passing “Complete” Laws in Doing So, 1907–1915119
4.4 States Facilitating Direct Primaries through Legislation before 1907, by Region122
4.5 Year of Adoption of Primary Laws Covering Most Offices within a State, by Region123
4.6 States Enacting Direct Primary Laws for the First Time, and Passing Complete Laws in Doing So, by Region124
6.1 Competitiveness of States in 1884, 1888, and 1892 Presidential Elections164
6.2 Median Plurality in Each Nonsouthern State of Democratic Congressional Candidates in 1888 and 1910 Elections171
6.3 Competitive and Noncompetitive States in 1888 and 1910 Congressional Elections, Measured by Democratic Candidate's Plurality over Republican Candidate in Median District in Each State172
6.4 Relationship between the Level of Party Competition in the States in 1910 and the Timing of the Adoption of Direct Primary Laws Covering Most Offices179
8.1 Use of Presidential Primary in 1920 by Size of State249

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Tables x
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • A - How the Direct Primary Arose *
  • 2 - The Catalytic Effect of Ballot Reform 31
  • 3 - Legal Control of Party Activity 57
  • 4 - The Spread of Direct Nominations 95
  • B - Why the Direct Primary Was Introduced 129
  • 5 - Reformers Versus Urban Machines? 131
  • 6 - The Impact of Party Competition 162
  • 7 - Explaining an “irrational” Reform 196
  • C - What Happened Next? 225
  • 8 - Reaction and Aftermath 227
  • 9 - Conclusions 255
  • Index 265
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