The Demise of the American Convention System, 1880-1911

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During the nineteenth century American political parties selected their candidates for elective offices in conventions. Around 1910 most states established a system of direct primaries whereby the voters selected their parties' nominees for public office. This book examines the transition from the indirect to the direct primary, as well as its implications for American politics. It offers a systematic analysis of the convention system in four states (New Jersey, Michigan, Colorado and California) and the legislative history ...

The Demise of the American Convention System, 1880-1911 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107404854

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The Demise of the American Convention System, 1880-1911 2006, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521859639

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