Johns Hopkins University Press
Mark Cheathem’s The Coming of Democracy, which examines the beginnings of the nation’s turn toward cultural politics during the Jacksonian era, thus appears at an incredibly prescient moment and offers an interesting lens through which to examine both the nation’s current political setting as well as the robust and colorful political campaigns associated with the Age of Jackson. In this well written and accessible work, Cheatem offers readers a detailed account of the evolving usage of cultural politics in the elections that marked the birth of the second American party system.
"The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss2/8