National Party Conventions, 1831-2004, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 160426375X
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263756
  • DDC: 324.56
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

Here is a newly updated version of the resource that provides your patrons with focused, detailed, and wide-ranging information on national party conventions. Since the first convention was held in 1831, national conventions have been a key step in the U.S. electoral process. Understanding their history and evolving structures is essential to understanding how presidential leaders are chosen in the United States. National Party Conventions presents this information with clarity that will appeal to those new to the topic and comprehensiveness that will satisfy the research needs of experienced scholars and professionals.

National Party Conventions presents the complete history of U.S. nominating conventions, including discussions of pre-convention politics, descriptions of the convention system, and detailed information on specific conventions and political parties through 2004. The heart of the book is the individual summaries, in chronological order, of every U.S. national convention.

A wide variety of information is provided for each convention, including important excerpts from party platforms, key convention ballots for presidential nominees, and significant convention votes on rules and delegate disputes. Additional chapters cover pre-convention history and presidential primaries with a biographical directory of party nominees, profiles of political parties, and a comprehensive list of party nominees. This is a valuable and affordable library resource for public, academic, and high school libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Preconvention Politics, 1789–1828.
2: Presidential Primaries.
3: Nominating Conventions.
4: Convention Chronology, 1831–2004.
5: 1831–1832 Conventions.
6: 1835–1836 Conventions.
7: 1839–1840 Conventions.
8: 1843–1844 Conventions.
9: 1848 Conventions.
10: 1852 Conventions.
11: 1856 Conventions.
12: 1860 Conventions.
13: 1864 Conventions.
14: 1868 Conventions.
15: 1872 Conventions.
16: 1876 Conventions.
17: 1880 Conventions.
18: 1884 Conventions.
19: 1888 Conventions.
20: 1892 Conventions.
21: 1896 Conventions.
22: 1900 Conventions.
23: 1904 Conventions.
24: 1908 Conventions.
25: 1912 Conventions.
26: 1916 Conventions.
27: 1920 Conventions.
28: 1924 Conventions.
29: 1928 Conventions.
30: 1932 Conventions.
31: 1936 Conventions.
32: 1940 Conventions.
33: 1944 Conventions.
34: 1948 Conventions.
35: 1952 Conventions.
36: 1956 Conventions.
37: 1960 Conventions.
38: 1964 Conventions.
39: 1968 Conventions.
40: 1972 Conventions.
41: 1976 Conventions.
42: 1980 Conventions.
43: 1984 Conventions.
44: 1988 Conventions.
45: 1992 Conventions.
46: 1996 Conventions.
47: 2000 Conventions.
48: 2004 Conventions.
49: Key Convention Ballots.
Appendix: Political Parties and Candidates.
U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents.
Appendix 1: Historical Profiles of American Political Parties.
Appendix 2: Biographical Directory of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.
Appendix 3: Political Party Nominees, 1831–2004.
Bibliography.
Index.