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THE AMERICAN COMMONWEALTH

THE

AMERICAN COMMON WEALTH

BY

JAMES BRYOE

AUTHOR of “THE HOLY Roman EMPIRE”
M. P. FOR ABERDEEN

IN TWO WOLUMES

WOL. II

THE PARTY SYSTEM – PUBLIC OPINION.—ILLUSTRATIONs
AND REFLECTIONs—SocIAL INSTITUTIONs

THIRD EDITION
compleTELY REVISED THROUGHOUT
WITH ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS

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THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.
1897

- All rights reserved

CopyRIGHT, 1894,
By MACMILLAN AND CO.

Set up and electrotyped December, 1894. Reprinted
February, March, April, September, 1895; January, March,
November, 1897.

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CONTENTS

PART III — THE PARTY SystEM

PoliticAL PARTIES AND THEIR History
THE PARTIEs of To-DAY - - -
CoMPosition of THE PARTIEs - -
FURTHER OBSERVATIONs on The PARTIES
THE Politicians . - - - -

WHY THE BEST MEN Do Not Go INTo Politics.

PARTY ORGANIZATIONs . - - -
THE MACHINE . - - - - -
WHAT THE MACHINE HAs to Do . -
How THE MACHINE WoRks . - -
RINGs AND BossEs . - - - -
Local ExTENSION of RINGs AND Bosses
Spoils . - - - - - -
ELECTIONs AND THEIR MACHINERY -
CoRRUPTION . - - - - -
THE WAR AGAINST Bossdom. - -
NoMINATING Conventions . - -
THE NoMINATING Convention AT Work
THE PREside NTIAL CAMPAIGN - -
THE Issues IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONs
FURTHER OBservations on NoMINATIONs
tions . - - - - - -
TYPEs of AMERICAN STATESMEN . -
WHAT THE PEoPLE THINK of IT . -

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