Democracy, representation, and parties -- Overview : social change and shifting party bases -- Taking shape : party coalitions in the post-bellum nineteenth century -- Republican ascendancy and Democratic efforts to respond, 1896-1928 -- Tables turn: the new deal era and Democratic dominance, 1932- 1948 -- The Democratic drive to the great society -- Republicans : reasserting conservative principles and seeking a majority -- The struggle of democrats to interpret change and respond -- George Bush and further polarization -- The 2008 election and its interpretation -- Parties and the pursuit of majorities.
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