Republic of wrath : how American politics turned tribal, from George Washington to Donald Trump
—Morone, James A., 1951-
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"American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone shows that today's rancor isn't what's new--the clarity of the battle lines is. Past eras were full of discord, but the most contentious question in American society--Who are we?--never split along party lines. Instead, each party reached out to different groups on the margins of power: immigrants, African Americans, and women. But, as the United States underwent profound societal transformations from the Civil War to the populist explosion to the Great Migration to civil rights to the latest era of immigration, the party alignment shifted. African Americans conquered the old segregationist party and Democrats slowly evolved into the party of civil rights, immigration, and gender rights. Republicans turned whiter and more nativist. The unprecedented party lineup now injects tribal intensity into every policy difference." -- Provided by publisher.

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Democracy -- United States.
Divided government -- United States.
Political parties -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
First edition.
viii, 423 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: How American politics turned tribal
The parties rise. Into the Temple of Liberty on the shoulders of slaves: the first political campaign (1800) ; "Keep the ball rolling": the first campaign for the masses (1840)
Crack-up: the Civil War and America's identity. A fire bell in the night: the path to war (1852-1860) ; Who are we? The Civil War and its legacies (1860-1876)
The Populists and their long shadow. Populism and the rise of active government (1890-1900) ; The New Deal and the origins of contemporary America (1933-1948)
American politics turn tribal. The election that remade American politics (1964) ; We win, they lose: tribal politics at high tide (1968-2020)
Conclusion: What next?
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