“Five Best: Books on American Political Parties “

From the WSJ. Chosen by Michael Kazin, the books are:

The Idea of a Party System:
The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States, 1780-1840

By Richard Hofstadter (1969)

Affairs of Party: The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

By Jean H. Baker (1983)

The Future of American Politics

By Samuel Lubell (1952)

When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History

By Daniel Schlozman (2015)

The Populist Vision

By Charles Postel (2007)

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