The Evolution of Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections: Landmark Documents, 1787-2008
Edited by Randall E. Adkins, UNO faculty member.
Primary source materials are a great way for students to experience firsthand a historic event, to more fully understand a pivotal actor or figure, or to explore legislation or a judicial decision. Students leave these readings better prepared to grapple with secondary sources. In fact, they can often support a different interpretation or more critically engage with analysis. This new volume with 45 documents that include speeches, court cases, letters, diary entries, excerpts from autobiographies, treaties, legislation, regulations and reports, documentary photographs, ad stills, public opinion polls, transcripts, and press releases is a great starting point for any parties and elections course. Careful editing, pithy headnotes, and discussion questions all enhance this useful reader.
Adkins, Randall E., "The Evolution of Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections: Landmark Documents, 1787-2008" (2008). Faculty Books and Monographs. 24.