Challenging traditional approaches to the study of American political history, the essays in this book establish the significance of the institutional framework of the electoral system and argue the importance of its interaction with political conditions.
Acknowledgments, Introduction, Chapter, 1. American Electoral History: Party Systems and Voting Behavior, 2. Electoral Processes in American Politics, 3. The Value of the Vote: Political Representation in the, Gilded Age, 4. New Perspectives on Election Fraud in the Gilded Age, 5. From Party Tickets to Secret Ballots: The Evolution of the, Electoral Process in Maryland during the Gilded Age, 6. “A Place on the Ballot”: Fusion Politics and Antifusion Laws, 7. Regulating Democracy: Election Laws and Dakota Politics,, 1889-1902, 8. Populists in Power: Public Policy and Legislative Behavior, Index, About the Author