Interlacing humor into his ongoing narrative, Robert Allen Rutland provides in The Democrats a readable, balanced account of how the Democratic party was founded, evolved, nearly died, and came back in the twentieth century, flourishing as a political melting pot despite numerous setbacks. This updated version of Rutland's much-heralded The Democrats: From Jefferson to Carter provides new insight into the long hiatus in the Democrats' presence in the White House between Carter and Clinton. In additon to analyzing Carter's successes and failures as president, Rutland also examines the forces that went into the Democratic defeats and Republican victories in 1980, 1984, and 1988, concluding with the election of another Jeffersonian Democrat, William Jefferson Clinton. The book ends with an examination of the dramatic results of the 1994 congressional elections that began to alert President Clinton to the challenge he would face in winning reelection in 1996.
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About the Author
Robert Allen Rutland is author or editor of numerous books, including The Presidency of James Madison, James Madison: The Founding Father, and James Madison and the American Nation. Editor-in-Chief of The Papers of James Madison from 1971 to 1987, Rutland is Research Professor of American History at the University of Tulsa.
Table of ContentsContents
Chapter One The Jeffersonian Genesis
Chapter Two An Era of Feelings—Good and Bad
Chapter Three The Jacksonian Revival
Chapter Four Democracy or Slavocracy?
Chapter Five Waving the Bloody Shirt
Chapter Six Cleveland: Honest and Lucky
Chapter Seven New Freedom, New Deal, and New Problems
Chapter Eight The Care of Human Life and Happiness