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The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party
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The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Michael F. Holt


The political home of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Horace Greeley, and the young Abraham Lincoln, the American Whig Party was involved at every level of American politics—local, state, and federal—in the years before the Civil War, and controlled the White House for eight of the twenty-two years that it existed. This book gives a comprehensive history of the Whigs—a history covering in rich detail the American political landscape from the Age of Jackson to impending disunion. The history of the Whig Party becomes a political history of the United States during the tumultuous Antebellum period. ... More

Keywords: Henry Clay, David Webster, Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln, American Whig Party, White House, North, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161045
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael F. Holt, author
University of Virginia

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