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The Resource The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century, Jon Grinspan

The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century, Jon Grinspan

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The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century
Title
The virgin vote
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how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century
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Jon Grinspan
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Language
eng
Summary
"There was a time when young people were the most passionate participants in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Parents trained their children to be "violent little partisans," while politicians lobbied twenty-one-year-olds for their "virgin votes"?the first ballot cast upon reaching adulthood. In schoolhouses, saloons, and squares, young men and women proved that democracy is social and politics is personal, earning their adulthood by participating in public life. Drawing on hundreds of diaries and letters of diverse young Americans--from barmaids to belles, sharecroppers to cowboys--this book explores how exuberant young people and scheming party bosses relied on each other from the 1840s to the turn of the twentieth century. It also explains why this era ended so dramatically and asks if aspects of that strange period might be useful today. In a vivid evocation of this formative but forgotten world, Jon Grinspan recalls a time when struggling young citizens found identity and maturity in democracy."--Amazon.com
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Grinspan, Jon
Dewey number
324.70973090
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Voting
  • Youth
  • Politics, Practical
  • Elections
  • United States
  • United States
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The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century, Jon Grinspan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781469654744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, chart, photographs
Label
The virgin vote : how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century, Jon Grinspan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781469654744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, chart, photographs

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