For over two centuries, political parties have competed in encouraging, organizing, and directing political activity in the United States. This volume compiles the key concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending these key roles political parties have played in American political life. The dictionary contains brief biographies of party leaders: major party presidential tickets; noteworthy minor party presidential nominees; congressional party leaders, including Speakers of the House of Representatives presidents pro tempore of the Senate, and floor leaders for both the majority and minority parties in each chamber; and chairs of the national party committees of the Democratic and Republican Parties. In addition to party leaders it also address the institutional offices they occupy and represent.
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on concepts, terms, labels, and individuals central to identifying and comprehending the key roles political parties have played in American political life. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about United States Political Parties.
Harold F. Bass Jr. is professor emeritus of political science at Ouachita Baptist University, where he has been teaching since 1976. He specializes in studies of the American presidency and political parties, with a focus on presidential party leadership. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews on these topics. Active in the political science profession at the state, regional, and national levels, he is a former president of both the Arkansas Political Science Association and the Southwestern Social Science Association.
Series Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
About the Author
About the Author