The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

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Contents
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxv
1 "Not Fitted to Make Converts"1
2 "To Rescue the Government and Public Liberty"19
3 "No Opposition Man Can Be Elected President"33
4 "We Have Many Recruits in Our Ranks from the Pressure of the Times"60
5 "Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin"89
6 "The Whig Party Seems Now Totally Broken Up and Dismembered"122
7 "The Whigs Are in High Spirits"162
8 "The Present Administration Are Your Best Recruiting Officers"208
9 "The Contest for President Should Be Regarded as a Contest of Principles"259
10 "We Must Have the Aid of Gunpowder"284
11 "Stimulate Every Whig to Turn Out"331
12 "Many Discordant Political Interests to Reconcile"383
13 "Patronage Is a Dangerous Element of Power"414
14 '"The Slavery Excitement Seems Likely to Obliterate Party Lines"459
15 "The Long Agony Is Over"521
16 "God Save Us from Whig Vice Presidents"553
17 "Fillmore. . . Is Precisely the Man for the Occasion"598
18 "Webster Is Now Engaged in Strenuous Efforts to Secure the Succession"635
19 "Scott & Scott Alone Is the Man for the Emergency"673
20 "Like Pissing Against the Wind"726
21 "Now Is the Time to Start New; the Old Issues Are Gone"765
22 "This Nebraska Business Will Entirely Denationalize the Whig Party"804
23 "The Whig Party, as a Party, Are Entirely Disbanded"836
24 "Confusion Worse Confounded"879

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