Conventional Wisdom: Further Reading
The following are a list of sources consulted in the making of the BackStory episode “Conventional Wisdom: A History of Political Conventions.”
Mentioned on the Show:
- Passion and Preferences: William Jennings Bryan and the 1896 Democratic Convention by Richard Bensel
- William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” address, full text and audio
- Silent footage of the longest political convention in history: the 1924 Democratic Convention
- A rundown of every single Democratic convention courtesy of the Library of Congress
- Anderson, Bonnie. “The Lid Comes Off: International Radical Feminism and the Revolutions of 1848.” NWSA Journal 10.2 (1998): 1-12. Print.
- Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.
- Hewitt, Nancy. “‘Seeking a Larger Liberty’: Remapping First Wave Feminism.” Women’s Rights and Transatlantic Slavery in the Era of Emancipation. Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Brewer Stewart, eds. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
- Payne, Charles M. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
- Offen, Karen, ed. Globalizing Feminisms, 1789 – 1945. New York: Routledge, 2010.
- Offen, Karen. “Women and the Question of ‘Universal’ Suffrage in 1848: A Transatlantic Comparison of Suffragist Rhetoric.” NWSA Journal 11.1 (1999): 150-159. Print.
- Roberts, Timothy Mason. Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
- Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. History of U.S. Political Parties, Vol 1., 1789-1860: From Factions to Parties. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1973.