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Party Evolution

How the parties evolved since their origins: Democrats (1828), Republicans (1854)

Books and Monogrpahs
The Democratic Evolution: From Slavery to Equality, 1828-2024 (New York: Columbia, forthcoming)
Analyzes 3.392 planks from all 45 Democratic platforms (1840-2016) across three eras of Democratic party politics: States Rights (1828-1896), Cooperative Federalism (1900-1948), and National Authority (1952-2024).
The Republican Evolution: From Governing Party to Antigovernment Party, 1860-2020 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2022)
Analyzes 2,7222 planks from all 41 Republican platforms (1856-2016) across three eras of Republican party politics:Nationalism (1860-1924), Neoliberalism (1928-1960), and Ethnocentrism (1964-2020).
Book Reviews


John C. Green and Rick Farmer (eds.),
The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, 4th ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), in Party Politics, 12 (May, 2006), pp. 441-443.


Warren E. Miller and M. Kent Jennings.
Parties in Transition: A Longitudinal Study of Party Elites and Party Supporters.
(New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1986). In Congress and the Presidency, 15 (Spring, 1988), 107-110.


Jerome M. Clubb, William H. Flanigan, and Nancy H. Zingale.
Partisan Realignment: Voters, Parties and Government in American History.
(Beverly Hills, California: Sage Library of Social Research, Vol. 108, 1980). In The American Political Science Review, 76 (March, 1982).