xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521882309 hardback 0521882303 hardback 9780521708876 paperback 0521708877 paperback
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Democracy, representation, and parties Overview : social change and shifting party bases Taking shape : party coalitions in the post-bellum nineteenth century Republican ascendancy and Democratic efforts to respond, 1896-1928 Tables turn: the new deal era and Democratic dominance, 1932- 1948 The Democratic drive to the great society Republicans : reasserting conservative principles and seeking a majority The struggle of democrats to interpret change and respond George Bush and further polarization The 2008 election and its interpretation Parties and the pursuit of majorities.