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Silbey, Joel H.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 377 publications in 1 language and 16,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: JK2260, 320.973
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Most widely held works about Joel H Silbey
 
Most widely held works by Joel H Silbey
Encyclopedia of the American legislative system : studies of the principal structures, processes, and policies of Congress and the state legislatures since the colonial era by Joel H Silbey( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of American electoral behavior by Joel H Silbey( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respectable minority : the Democratic Party in the Civil War era, 1860-1868 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm over Texas : the annexation controversy and the road to Civil War by Joel H Silbey( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a crucial turning point in American history along the road to the Civil War reveals how partisan differences were transformed into a North-v.-South antagonism that caused the momentum toward the Civil War to go into high gear
The partisan imperative : the dynamics of American politics before the Civil War by Joel H Silbey( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American political nation, 1838-1893 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a detailed analysis and description of a unique era in American political history, one in which political parties were the dominant dynamic force at work structuring and directing the political world
The shrine of party; congressional voting behavior, 1841-1852 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of American politics, 1840-1860 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party over section : the rough and ready presidential election of 1848 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The presidential campaign of 1848 saw the first strong electoral challenge to the expansion of slavery in the United States; most historians consider the appearance of the Free Soil Party in that election a major turning point of the nineteenth century. The three-way race capped a decade of political turmoil that had raised the issue of slavery to unprecedented prominence on the national stage and brought about critical splits in the two major parties." "In the first book in four decades devoted to the 1848 election, Joel Silbey clarifies our understanding of a pivotal moment in American history. The election of Whig Zachary Taylor, hero of the Mexican War, over Democrat Lewis Cass and Free Soiler Martin Van Buren followed a particularly bitter contest, a fierce political storm in an already tumultuous year marked by the first significant attempt by antislavery advocates to win the presidency." "Silbey describes what occurred during that election and why it turned out as it did, offering a nuanced look at the interaction of the forces shaping the direction of politics in mid-nineteenth-century America. He explains how the Free Soilers went about their reform movement and why they failed as they ran up against the tenacious grip that the existing two-party structure had on the political system and the behavior of the nation's voters." "For Whigs and Democrats it was politics as usual as they stressed economic, cultural, and ideological issues that had divided the country for the previous twenty years. Silbey describes the new confrontation between the force of tradition and a new and different way of thinking about the political world. He shows that ultimately, when America went to the polls, northerners and southerners alike had more on their minds than slavery. Nevertheless, while Van Buren managed to attract only 10 percent of the vote, his party's presence foreshadowed a more successful challenge in the future."--BOOK JACKET
Political ideology and voting behavior in the age of Jackson by Joel H Silbey( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Van Buren and the emergence of American popular politics by Joel H Silbey( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Martin Van Buren, focusing on his role in the development and transformation of American politics in the early part of the nineteenth century
The American party battle : election campaign pamphlets, 1828-1876( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Congress of the United States : its origins and early development( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voters, parties, and elections; quantitative essays in the history of American popular voting behavior by Joel H Silbey( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian-American dialogue on the history of U.S. political parties( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Rise and fall of political parties in the United States, 1789-1989 : the congressional roll call record by Joel H Silbey( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Congress of the United States : patterns of recruitment, leadership, and internal structure, 1789-1989 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Modern American Congress, 1963-1989( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents, 1837-1861 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents presents a series of original essays exploring our historical understanding of the role and legacy of the eight U.S. presidents who served in the significant period between 1837 and the start of the Civil War in 1861. Explores and evaluates the evolving scholarly reception of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan, including their roles, behaviors, triumphs, and failuresRepresents the first single-volume reference to gather together the historiographic literature on the Antebellu
The American party battle : election campaign pamphlets 1828-1876 by Joel H Silbey( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century was the heyday of furious contention between American political parties, and Joel Silbey has recaptured the drama and substance of those battles in a representative sampling of party pamphlets. Political parties mapped the landscape of electoral and ideological warfare, constructing images of themselves and of their adversaries that resonate and echo the basic characteristics of America's then reigning sets of ideas. The nature of political controversy, as well as the substance of politics, is embedded in these party documents which both united and divided Americans. Unlike today's party platforms, these pamphlets explicated real issues and gave insight into the society at large. Andrew Jackson's Democrats, Millard Fillmore's Whigs, Abraham Lincoln's Republicans, and other, lesser-known parties are represented here. The pamphlets demonstrate how, for this fifty-year period, political parties were surrogates for American demands and values. Broad in scope, widely circulated, catalysts for heated debate over the decades, these pamphlets are important documents in the history of American politics. In an excellent introduction, Silbey teases out and elucidates the themes each party stressed and took as its own in its fight for the soul of the nation
 
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Encyclopedia of the American legislative system : studies of the principal structures, processes, and policies of Congress and the state legislatures since the colonial era
Alternative Names
Silbey, Joel 1933-

Silbey, Joel Henry 1933-

Languages
English (193)

Covers
Storm over Texas : the annexation controversy and the road to Civil WarThe American political nation, 1838-1893The shrine of party; congressional voting behavior, 1841-1852Party over section : the rough and ready presidential election of 1848Martin Van Buren and the emergence of American popular politicsThe American party battle : election campaign pamphlets, 1828-1876Russian-American dialogue on the history of U.S. political partiesThe American party battle : election campaign pamphlets 1828-1876