The decline of the Whig party in Virginia

Author:
Barns, Alice Elizabeth, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
Holt, Michael, Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

This essay is a study of the decline of the Whig party in Virginia. It seeks to determine if a realignment in popular voting behavior occurred during the 1850s and if the second American party system failed to redress the grievances of Virginians.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Whig Party (Va.), Politics and government, 1775-1865, Virginia
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1979/05