The Democratic Party: Documents Decoded (Documents Decoded)

The Democratic Party: Documents Decoded (Documents Decoded)

By: Douglas B. Harris (author), Lonce H. Bailey (author)Hardback

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Through an examination of key historical documents, this book chronicles the Democratic Party's complete transformation from the small-government, Jeffersonian party to a party of activist government and social progressivism during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. * Supplies a chronological history of the Democratic Party over the course of more than two centuries as told in documents * Covers presidential and party rhetoric ranging from George Washington's 1796 farewell address to Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural address * Details the transformation of the Democratic Party from a small-government party that supported slavery and segregation to a progressive party that defends civil rights and provided the nation's first African-American president

About Author

Douglas B. Harris is associate professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland. Lonce H. Bailey, PhD, is assistant professor of political science at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781610696432
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 281
  • ID: 9781610696432
  • ISBN10: 1610696433

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