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The Jeffersonian Republicans: The Formation of Party Organization, 1789-1801
The Jeffersonian Republicans The Formation of Party Organization 1789-1801 Author:Noble E. Cunningham, Jr. In this first (of two) volumes on the Jeffersonian Republicans, Noble E. Cunningham Jr. traces from nebulous beginnings to the first great victory in 1800, the formation of the national party organization which lay behind the elevation of Jefferson to the presidency. Attention is focused on two major problems: The immediate origins of the party ... more »and the means by which this party gained control of the national administration.
Cunningham's second volume on Jeffersonian Republicans is entitled "The Jeffersonian Republicans in Power: Party Operations, 1801-1809."
The strength of this work lies in its detailed presentation of campaign methods and maneuvers. It's value lies especially in a number of carefully drawn distinctions which scholars have too often blurred; between the contributions of Madison and Jefferson; between the role of the democratic Societies and the electioneering party; and between the different degrees of popular response to Federalist measures.« less