A New Migration of Political Forces: Party Decline and Presidential Leadership in Late Nineteenth-Century America

@article{Korzi2004ANM,
  title={A New Migration of Political Forces: Party Decline and Presidential Leadership in Late Nineteenth-Century America},
  author={Michael J. Korzi},
  journal={Polity},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={251 - 282}
}
This article examines the decline of political parties in post-Civil War America and analyzes the impact of this decline on the presidency and presidential leadership. Drawing on primary documents from nineteenth-century presidential elections, I argue that parties began to decline significantly in the late nineteenth century. This research suggests, contrary to conventional wisdom, that post-Civil War America was no monolithic "Golden Age" for the political parties and that, in fact, their… Expand
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