Before the Civil War, millions of migrants streamed westward into
and through the Midwest, challenging the stability of the fledgling
communities throughout that region. The Politics of Community
examines the impact of westward migration on political development
and behaviour in Ohio, the most populous midwestern state during
the nineteenth century. After 1815, the political participation of
wave after wave of migrants posed continual challenges to the
stability of the state's political system and especially to the
conduct of politics within the communities. As a result, Ohio's
politicians, jurists, and voters reassessed many of their basic
political assumptions and altered their political institutions and
rules to take account of the substantial number of transient
voters. Professor Winkle explores the influence of migration on
rules of suffrage, conduct of elections, patterns of voting,
recruitment of political leaders, and local party organizations, as
they all emerged before the Civil War.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Kenneth J Winkle
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