Celebrating Democracy

Celebrating Democracy

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This chronological account of Election Day in Philadelphia begins in the colonial era and traces the evolution of the democratic process through to the present day. Using a variety of sources, the book documents how Philadelphians have dramatically changed the ways in which they perform and discuss Election Day, and examines the significance of these changes, using them as a lens through which to understand differing conceptions of democratic life. Particular attention is paid to the day's status as a mass-mediated ritual, and the various forms of media - among them broadsides, newspapers, television, and the Internet - that have dominated public portrayals of the occasion.... P Formisano, aquot;Deferential-Participant Politics: The Early Republicana#39;s Political Culture, 1789-1840, aquot; The American Political Science Review, 68, 1974, pp. ... An example of such an oath can be found in Pennsylvania constitutional convention. ... Elmer Ellsworth Schultz Johnson, The Test Act of June 3, 1777 (Norristown, PA : Pennsylvania German Society, 1930), vol. ... 16; Williamson, American Suffrage, p. 96. 21. Packet, Sept. 17, 1776, p. 2; see also the same paper, Oct. 3, 1778, p.

Title:Celebrating Democracy
Author:Mark W. Brewin
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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