This work, originally written in 1882, provides a biography of John Randolph, a prominent figure in American national politics in the early 1800s. Presenting relevant letters by Randolph, the book covers his relations with the Jeffersonians and Jacksonians.
The author of this book is an unabashed liberal democrat. He argues that there are a number of myths and half-truths about American politics that need to be properly understood if progressives and the Democratic party are to win the presidency and govern effectively. The book has three parts: myths and realities of public opinion; current party coalitions - their strengths and weaknesses; a programme for progressive Democrats.