By Jean H. Baker
Affairs of get together, Jean Baker asserts, have been a primary function of public existence in nineteenth-century the US. during this e-book she explores the way the Northern Democrats of the mid-eighteen hundreds of thousands lived their public lives. She starts with a psychobiographical clarification of ways humans turned Democrats, weighing the significance of such affects as schooling and kinfolk lifestyles. She then discusses significant components that set Democrats except contributors of alternative political corporations: a converted Republican ideology adapted to the conditions of the Civil warfare, and a mordant racism conveyed such a lot strikingly via minstrelsy. eventually, Baker reports the overlooked topic of partisan habit, targeting the importance of parades, vote casting, and different rituals. In Affairs of get together Jean Baker brings jointly the 3 uncomplicated elements of a political culture-education, notion, and behavior-and presents an figuring out of the collective values of Northern Democrats and an perception into the elusive which means of get together adventure. In her new preface, Professor Baker locations her e-book within the context of either fresh scholarship and up to date political and cultural advancements.
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For the concept of the republican mother, see Linda Kerber, "The Republican Mother: Women and the Enlightenment An American Perspective," American Quarterly 28 (Summer 1976): 187-205 (the quoted sentence is on p. 204). 8 Mary Cable, The Little Darlings: A History of Child Rearing in America (New York: Scribner's 1972) pp. 59, 79, Joseph Laurie, Parent's Guide (Philadelphia: Rademacher and Sheek, 1854), p. S. : Danville, 1972). M. Mason, an early president of Dickinson College, "The father has a divine mandate to be head of the domestic establishment.
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And so the following chapters cover the ways in which the Democratic party, at a crucial time in American history, shaped the public behavior and attitudes of its adherents and how their selection of the party was itself influenced by nation, family, personality, and community. Politics is never practiced in a vacuum, and these Democrats made a critical contribution to the survival of the Union by channeling loyalty to the party into support for the nation. Wartime Democrats established the precedent of a loyal opposition, at the same time as they saw their membership in the fraternity of Democrats as an exclusive one that must be denied to women and blacks.
Affairs of party: the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth century by Jean H. Baker