The politics of individualism : parties and the American character in the Jacksonian era / Lawrence Frederick Kohl.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991Description: xii, 266 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0195067819 (pbk.); 9780195067811 (pbk.).Subject(s): Political parties -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Political oratory -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837DDC classification: 324.273 LOC classification: JK2260 | .K64 1991
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Includes bibliographical references: p. 230-258.
Politics, society, and the individual in the Jacksonian era -- The emergence of individualism -- The politics of individualism -- The Jacksonian world -- Victims and victimizers -- The fettered and the free -- Outsiders and insiders -- The need for reassurance -- The search for understanding -- The roots of policy -- The Whig world -- The sense of confidence -- The problem of self-control -- Individualism and interdependence -- The need for reassurance -- The search for understanding -- The roots of policy -- Private and public : the individual and society -- Private and public -- The efficacy of public action -- The purity of public action -- Unity and union -- Public order : the individual and the rule of law -- Coercion vs. voluntarism -- Personal will and the rule of law -- Higher law and the rule of law -- The Constitution -- Economic inequality : the individual and the social hierarchy -- The creation of wealth -- The distribution of wealth -- The consequences of economic inequality -- The appeal of economic argument.