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Published: 19 May 1988

322 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195054248

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The Decline of Popular Politics

The American North, 1865-1928

Michael E. McGerr

Why does politics no longer excite many, if not most, Americans? In this book, Michael McGerr attributes the decline in voter participation to the transformation of political style that occurred in the American North after the Civil War, showing how a vital democratic culture yielded to advertised campaigns and an emphasis on personalities rather than issues.

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