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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Overview

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.

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, 1831–2008.
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: 2008 Conventions.
50: Key Convention Ballots.
Appendix: Political Parties and Candidates.
Appendix 1: U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents.
Appendix 2: Historical Profiles of American Political Parties.
Appendix 3: Biographical Directory of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates.
Appendix 4: Political Party Nominees, 1831–2008.
Selected Bibliography.
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments.
Index.