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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Covers party history; issues and ideology; elections, conventions, and platforms; and biographies of prominent individuals associated with each party, including presidents, vice presidents, governors, senators and representatives, both winning and losing candidates. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: An important addition to the reference literature of American politics, "The Encyclopedia of the Republican Party" and "The Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party" provide an authoritative survey of the history, evolution and current state of two of the most powerful institutions in the United States. Each encyclopedia is divided into four sections: history; issues and ideology; elections, conventions and platforms; and biographies. The 297 biographies feature the careers of prominent individuals associated with each party, including presidents, vice presidents, governors, senators and representatives, both winning and losing candidates. There are also brief biographies for over 5000 congresspersons and governors. Each encyclopedia, carefully cross-referenced for easy navigation, concludes with several invaluable appendixes, including the constitutions and bylaws of the party, lists of the senate and house leadership, party defectors; party convention sites and dates; names of all party chairpersons; the locations of state party committee headquarters; and a detailed index.

From Booklist: Numerous reference works treat the institutions and the leadership of U.S. government. However, this is the first title to provide comprehensive treatment of the parties that supply the leadership to serve in the offices of the institutions. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "If I could not go to heaven but with a [political] party, I would not go there at all." However, when their intended destination is Congress or the White House, generations of public servants have found that joining a party is almost the only way to go. Through its parallel two-party structure, this encyclopedia covers the positions, the history, the people, and the platforms of the Republican and Democratic Parties. It treats the Republican Party in the first two volumes and the Democratic Party in the second two.

Each half follows the same structure, opening with a lengthy, in-depth history of the party's origins, evolution, and rising and falling political fortunes. The remainder of the first and third volumes is devoted to articles (about 50 in each) on defining issues of American politics and to biographies of presidents, vice presidents, losing presidential candidates, Speakers of the House, and other party notables. They conclude with alphabetical lists of members of Congress and state governors; entries on these individuals simply provide birth and death dates, years in office, and significant committee posts. The issues discussed in relation to each party are very similar. Both, for example, cover abortion, the cold war, defense, the minimum wage, states' rights, trade policy, and women. Only the Republican volume includes McCarthyism and Reaganism, and only the Democratic volume includes the Democratic Leadership Council and minority groups other than African Americans. These articles provide background information about each issue and explain the party's approach to it over the years. The historical information in many articles (e.g., public perception of parties and candidates, religion) is identical, of course. Similarly, other articles (e.g., on affirmative action, campaign finance and campaign finance reform, voting behavior), most with less historical depth, are largely duplicative. With the exception of their concluding paragraphs, the articles on immigration are identical. Given the strong similarities between the issues articles in the two halves of the set, it would have made more sense to consolidate these into one section and treat party differences within one article rather than separate them artificially. Presidential biographies (including one on the current incumbent) are comparable to those in Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the Presidency (1989) but less substantial than the in-depth treatment of Henry Graff's The Presidents [RBB S 1 96]. Period political cartoons and photographs enhance the encyclopedia's histories and biographies.

The second and fourth volumes offer capsule histories of the Republicans' and the Democrats' quadrennial political conventions, followed by the full text of all of their party platforms through 1992. Capsule summaries of the elections run on those platforms follow. This is the most accessible and thorough treatment of party conventions and platforms available. Given the length of some platform documents and their relentlessly overblown promises, many will prefer the summaries of these documents available in the second volume of James Havel's U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections: A Biographical and Historical Guide (Macmillan, 1996). The second and fourth volumes also carry the separate indexes (general, biographical, geographical, and minorities and women) to each half of the set.

The Jeffersonian aversion to party politics that many Americans experience every November ought not to extend to this new encyclopedia. In clear and convenient (albeit sometimes needlessly redundant) form, it provides a wealth of historical and issue-oriented information about the country's two major parties, information that is not readily accessible anywhere else.

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