Political Groups, Parties, and Organizations That Shaped America: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection, 1st Edition

  • Scott H. Ainsworth
  • Brian M. Harward
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  • ISBN-10: 1440851972
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851971
  • DDC: 320.97303
  • 1077 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

This set is an essential resource for analyzing the emergence and impact of parties and interest groups in the American political system and for understanding the systematic and structural bases for interest group and party behavior. An introduction provides a general overview of the eras and identifies important themes and events, laying a foundation on which the subsequent essays and primary documents for each interest group or political party builds. Essays focus on how specific parties or interest groups have shaped or reflect a particular set of events or general themes in each of the eras in American political history. Topical entries reflect key themes developed throughout the volumes. Entries range from important founding groups and parties to contemporary political action committees and policy advocacy groups. Includes primary source documents (letters, platform documents, court decisions, flyers, etc.) that reveal important dimensions of the group's political influence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Documents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Chronological List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: AARP (1958–).
2: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (1987–).
3: America First Party (1944–1996).
4: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1780–).
5: American Anti-Slavery Society (1833–1870).
6: American Automobile Association (1902–).
7: American Bankers Association (1875–).
8: American Bar Association (1878–).
9: American Cancer Society (1913–).
10: American Civil Liberties Union (1920–).
11: American Colonization Society (1816–1919).
12: American Conservative Union (1964–).
13: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (2001–).
14: American Crossroads/Crossroads GPS (2010–).
15: American Enterprise Institute (1938–).
16: American Farm Bureau Federation (1911–).
17: American Federation of Labor (1886–1955).
18: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (1955–).
19: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (1936–).
20: American Federation of Teachers (1916–).
21: American Foreign Service Association (1924–).
22: American Gaming Association (1994–).
23: American Immigration Control Foundation (1983–).
24: American Independent Party (1968–).
25: American Indian Movement (1968–).
26: American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (1951–).
27: American Jewish Committee (1906–).
28: American Labor Party (1936–1956).
29: American Legion (1919–).
30: American Legislative Exchange Council (1973–).
31: American Medical Association (1847–).
32: American Nazi Party (1959–1967).
33: American Petroleum Institute (1919–).
34: American Red Cross (1881–).
35: American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (1885–1982).
36: American Trucking Associations (1933–).
37: American Workers Party (1933–1934).
38: Americans for Democratic Action (1947–).
39: Americans for Prosperity (2004–).
40: Americans for Tax Reform (1985–).
41: Americans United for Separation of Church and State (1947–).
42: America’s Health Insurance Plans (2003–).
43: Amnesty International USA (1966–).
44: Anonymous (2004–).
45: Anti-Defamation League (1913–).
46: Antifa (2007–).
47: Anti-Federalists (1787–1790).
48: Anti-Masonic Party (1828–1840).
49: Anti-Monopoly Party (1884).
50: Anti-Saloon League (1893–1933).
51: Arab American Institute (1985–).
52: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (1970–2010).
53: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2000–).
54: Black Lives Matter (2013–).
55: Black Panther Party (1966–1982).
56: Bonus Army (1932).
57: Bourbon Democrats (1876–1904).
58: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (1974–).
59: Brennan Center for Justice (1995–).
60: Brookings Institution (1916–).
61: Carnegie Corporation of New York (1911–).
62: Cato Institute (1977–).
63: Center for American Progress (2003–).
64: Center for Constitutional Rights (1966–).
65: Center for International Policy (1975–).
66: Center for Security Policy (1988–).
67: Century Foundation (1919–).
68: Charter Colonies.
69: Children’s Defense Fund (1973–).
70: China Lobby.
71: Christian Coalition of America (1988–).
72: Church World Service (1946–).
73: Citizens against Government Waste (1984–).
74: Citizens for Health (1992–).
75: Citizens Party (1979–1984).
76: Citizens United (1988–).
77: Club for Growth (1999–).
78: CODEPINK (2002–).
79: Committees of Correspondence/Committees of Safety (1772–1776).
80: Common Cause (1970–).
81: Communist League of America (1928–1934).
82: Competitive Enterprise Institute (1984–).
83: Concerned Citizens Party (1975–2013).
84: Congress of Racial Equality (1942–).
85: Constitution Party (1991–).
86: Copperheads (1860–1868).
87: Democratic Party (1828–).
88: Democratic-Republican Party (1792–1825).
89: Democratic Socialists of America (1982–).
90: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (1979–).
91: Dixiecrats (1948).