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The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio / Edition 1

The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio / Edition 1


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This book examines the impact of westward migration on political development and behavior in Ohio, the most populous midwestern state during the nineteenth century. Professor Winkle explores the influence of migration on rules of suffrage, the conduct of elections, patterns of voting, recruitment of political leaders, and local party organizations as they all emerged before the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521526180
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/25/2002
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History Series
Edition description: First Paperback Edition
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures; Preface; Introduction; 1. The tide of emigration; 2. An electorate in motion; 3. From meeting to election: migration and suffrage; 4. The defended community: migration and elections; 5. 'A movable column': migration and voting; 6. The core community: migration and leadership; 7. Migration and local politics: an antebellum election; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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