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Formisano, Ronald P. 1939-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 9,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Ronald P Formisano
The great lobster war by Ronald P Formisano( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of mass political parties, Michigan, 1827-1861 by Ronald Paul Formisano( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first mass political parties appeared in the United States in the 1830's, as the majority of adult white males identified ardently with the Democratic and Whig parties. Ronald Formisano opens a window on American political culture in this case study of antebellum voting and party formation in Michigan. Examining the social bases of voter commitment and the dynamics of grass roots loyalties from Jackson to Lincoln, he proposes that the forming of parties had little to do with issues of political economy, but rather with value conflicts generated by the evangelicals' promotion of a moral society. Borrowing from other disciplines, and elaborating some of the analytical techniques used by Lee Benson in The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy, Professor Formisano studies demographic and voting data to determine patterns of partisan loyalty. His study throws light on the roots of the modern Republican Party, links between religion and politics, and the role of ethnic and cultural loyalties in political life. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
For the people : American populist movements from the Revolution to the 1850s by Ronald P Formisano( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality of rule by elected representatives. Ron Formisano seeks to rescue populist movements from the distortions of contemporary opponents as well as the misunderstandings of later historians. From the Anti-Federalists to the Know-Nothings, Formisano traces the movements chronologically, contextualizing them and demonstrating the progression of ideas and movements. Althought American populist movements have typically been categorized as either progressive or reactionary, left-leaning or right-leaning, Formisano argues that most populist movements exhibit liberal and illiberal tendencies simultaneously. Gendered notions of 'manhood' are an enduring feature, yet women have been intimately involved in nearly every populist insurgency. By considering these movements together, Formisano identifies commonalities that belie the pattern of historical polarization and bring populist movements from the margins to the core of American history."--Jacket flaps
Boston against busing : race, class, and ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the racial conflicts resulting from school desegregation in Boston in September, 1974. Analyzes the motivations of white anti-busing activists, Boston's historic racial divides, and the effects of the law
The Tea Party : a brief history by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tea Party burst on the national political scene in 2009-2010, powered by right-wing grassroots passion and Astroturf big money. Its effect on electoral politics and the political process is undeniable, but the message, aims, and staying power of the loosely organized groups seem less clear. American political historian Ronald P. Formisano probes the remarkable rise of the Tea Party movement during a time of economic crisis and cultural change and examines its powerful impact on American politics. A confederation of intersecting and overlapping organizations, with a strong connection to the Christian fundamentalist Right, the phenomenon could easily be called the Tea Parties. The American media's fascination with the Tea Party--and the tendency of political leaders who have embraced the movement to say and do outlandish things--not only has fueled the fire driving the movement, but has diverted attention from its roots, agenda, and the enormous influence it holds over the Republican Party and the American political agenda. Looking at the Tea Party's claims to historical precedent and patriotic values, Formisano locates its anti-state and libertarian impulses deep in American political culture as well as in voter frustrations that have boiled over in recent decades. He sorts through the disparate goals the movement's different factions espouse and shows that, ultimately, the contradictions of Tea Party libertarianism reflect those ingrained in the broad mass of the electorate."--Publisher description
American oligarchy : the permanent political class by Ronald P Formisano( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, [this book] demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. [The author] breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. [The author] delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As [the author] shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty."--
The transformation of political culture : Massachusetts parties, 1790s-1840s by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The growing gap between the most affluent Americans and the rest of society is changing the country into one defined--more than almost any other developed nation--by exceptional inequality of income, wealth, and opportunity. This book reveals that an infrastructure of inequality, both open and hidden, obstructs the great majority in pursuing happiness, living healthy lives, and exercising basic rights. A government dominated by finance, corporate interests, and the wealthy has undermined democracy, stunted social mobility, and changed the character of the nation. In this tough-minded dissection of the gulf between the super-rich and the working and middle classes, Ronald P. Formisano explores how the dramatic rise of income inequality over the past four decades has transformed America from a land of democratic promise into one of diminished opportunity. Since the 1970s, government policies have contributed to the flow of wealth to the top income strata. The United States now is more a plutocracy than a democracy. Formisano surveys the widening circle of inequality's effects, the exploitation of the poor and the middle class, and the new ways that predators take money out of Americans' pockets while passive federal and state governments stand by. This data-driven book offers insight into the fallacy of widespread opportunity, the fate of the middle class, and the mechanisms that perpetuate income disparity."--Jacket
Boston, 1700-1980 : the evolution of urban politics( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social bases of American voting behavior, Wayne County, Michigan, 1837-1852, as a test case by Ronald P Formisano( )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprendere il populismo : una prospettiva americana : saggi by Oliviero Bergamini( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evolution of American Electoral Systems( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass political parties : Michigan, 1827-1861 by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demand for a war referendum, 1914-1917 by Ronald P Formisano( )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I do not want to be buried in such soil as this : the life and trial of Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson by Nicholas Stayton Miles( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George N. Sanders : a political confidence man by Melinda J Senters( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study of party formation : Michigan, 1835 by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analyzing american voting, 1830-1860 : methods by Ronald P Formisano( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For the People American Populist Movements from the Revolution to the 1850s by Ronald P Formisano( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deferential-participant politics : the Early Republic's political culture, 1789-1840 by Ronald P Formisano( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The birth of mass political parties, Michigan, 1827-1861For the people : American populist movements from the Revolution to the 1850sBoston against busing : race, class, and ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970sBoston, 1700-1980 : the evolution of urban politicsThe Evolution of American Electoral SystemsMass political parties : Michigan, 1827-1861For the People American Populist Movements from the Revolution to the 1850s
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Formisano, Ron

Formisano, Ron 1939-

Languages
English (113)

Italian (2)