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The Nationalization of American Party Organizations, 1880-1900
Daniel Klinghard, College of the Holy Cross

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The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 (Book)
Title: The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896
Author: Daniel Klinghard
Abstract: This book investigates the creation of the first truly nationalized party organizations in the United States in the late nineteenth century, an innovation that reversed the parties' traditional privileging of state and local interests in nominating campaigns and the conduct of national campaigns. Between 1880 and 1896, party elites crafted a defense of these national organizations that charted the theoretical parameters of American party development into the twentieth century. With empowered national committees and a new understanding of the parties' role in the political system, national party leaders dominated American politics in new ways, renewed the parties' legitimacy in an increasingly pluralistic and nationalized political environment, and thus maintained their relevance throughout the twentieth century. The new organizations particularly served the interests of presidents and presidential candidates, and the little-studied presidencies of the late nineteenth century demonstrate the first stirrings of modern presidential party leadership.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521192811
Primary URL Description: Cambridge University Press catalog website
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780521192811

Reading Plunkitt of Tammany Hall in the Context of Late Nineteenth Century Party Nationalization (Article)
Title: Reading Plunkitt of Tammany Hall in the Context of Late Nineteenth Century Party Nationalization
Author: Daniel Klinghard
Abstract: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall is often read as simply an apology for machine politics. Drawing on a close reading of Plunkitt and contemporary Tammany sources, this article challenges the conventional reading of the text, and orients readers toward the book's critique of developments in national politics, particularly under the party leadership of Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan. In addition to defending machine politics, Plunkitt defends the traditional, Jacksonian party organization against nationalizing trends in U.S. party politics at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/polity/journal/v43/n4/abs/pol20118a.html
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Polity
Publisher: Palgrave

Reading Plunkitt of Tammany Hall in the Context of Late Nineteenth Century Party Nationalization (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Reading Plunkitt of Tammany Hall in the Context of Late Nineteenth Century Party Nationalization
Author: Daniel Klinghard
Abstract: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall is often read as simply an apology for machine politics. Drawing on a close reading of Plunkitt and contemporary Tammany sources, this article challenges the conventional reading of the text, and orients readers toward the book's critique of developments in national politics, particularly under the party leadership of Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan. In addition to defending machine politics, Plunkitt defends the traditional, Jacksonian party organization against nationalizing trends in U.S. party politics at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
Date: 11/18/2009
Conference Name: Northeastern Political Science Association


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