eBook National Party Conventions 1831-2008, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604266538
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266535
  • DDC: 324.273
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 351 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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National Party Conventions 1831-2008 provides focused, detailed, and wide-ranging information on national party conventions, which have been a key element of the U.S. electoral process since the early nineteenth century. A comprehension of the history and evolving structure of the conventions is essential to understanding how presidential leaders are chosen in the United States. This reference presents a thorough examination of U.S. nominating conventions, including pre-convention politics, descriptions of the convention system, and in-depth information on specific conventions and political parties through the election of Barack Obama in 2008.