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With a modern political landscape thoroughly dominated by two seemingly all-powerful political parties, it might be hard to imagine that it hasn't always been this way - that American politics hasn't always been controlled by Republicans and Democrats.
In this survey of America's rich political party history, author and historian B. Scott Christmas demonstrates that nothing could be farther from the truth. Beginning at America's founding in the 1790's, Christmas reviews each of the major political parties and coalitions that have played a role in national politics. From the Whigs to the Socialists, and the Know Nothings to the Dixiecrats, Christmas provides an overview of each party's history, platform, and place in American politics.
Engaging, poignant, and chock full of historical tidbits and anecdotes, this volume offers an absorbing introduction to America's political history. Well researched with a complete bibliography at the end, along with statistical summaries following each chapter, this brief but engaging volume is a perfect resource for students and teachers, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating history of politics in America.
A just over 100 pages, Washington's Nightmare is a quick and informative read. You can buy it at Amazon.com for just $1.99. Currently, it's available for Kindle devices and Apps. If there is enough interest, I plan to make it available in paperback as well. Buy it here.