October 7, 2008
Beyond the Valley of the Founders: Common-Place October Special Political Issue
Political speeches masquerading as religious sermons? Minorities denied their rights by voting irregularities? People yelling about the Constitution in the street? Massive government interventions? Sound familiar? Yes, this is the story of early American politics as told in the latest issue of the interactive history journal Common-place. Guest edited by University of Missouri political historian (and Common-place blogger), Jeffrey L. Pasley, the special politics issue explores the cultural history of the American ballot, the surprising story of Big Government when the United States was still rather little, African American struggles to experience democracy before emancipation, and much, much more. "Myths of the Lost Atlantis," featuring distinguished guest bloggers. Point your browser to: Common-Place.
Political history of Chicago (Wikipedia)
Politics (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
Governing the Metropolis (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
Parades, Protests, and Politics (History Files)