Party Games: Getting, Keeping, and Using Power in Gilded Age Politics

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Party
Games

Getting, Keeping, and Using
Power in Gilded Age Politics

MARK WAHLGREN SUMMERS

The University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface the Dog That Didn’t Bark at Night ix
  • I- Our Friend the Enemy 1
  • 1- A Typical Year 3
  • 2- What Else Could He Have Put into H--L? 19
  • 3- Politics Is Only War without the Bayonets 33
  • 4- The Demon Lovers 55
  • II- Party Tricks 71
  • 5- The Press of Public Business 73
  • 6- The Best Majority Money Can Buy 91
  • 7- An Eye on the Maine Chance 107
  • 8- Anything, Lord, but Milwaukee! - Malapportionment and Gerrymandering 125
  • III- Policy—The Golden Rule? 139
  • 9- Purse’N’All Influence 141
  • 10- The (Round) House of Legislation 161
  • 11- Class Warfare, Mainstream-Party Style 175
  • IV- Rounding off the Two and a Half Party System 193
  • 12- The Treason of the Ineffectuals 195
  • 13- A Little Knight Music 211
  • 14- The Fix Is in 229
  • 15- Dishing the Pops 251
  • Coda Parties to a Conspiracy 277
  • Notes 283
  • Bibliography 321
  • Index 345
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