Talk:History of the Republican Party (United States)

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 Definition The history of one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America. [d] [e]
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The article is entirely by CZ editor Richard Jensen, who wrote portions for Wiki as rjensen.Richard Jensen 02:17, 16 May 2007 (CDT)

"Party System" emphasis seems odd

Why does this article focus so heavily on a construction centering on the "Third Party System", "Fourth Party System", etc.? I studied American History in college (magna cum laude) and graduate school (through C.Phil status), and I never encountered this construction. I'm not saying it's wrong, of course -- just not a familiar way of describing the GOP. No? -- Gregory J. Kohs 20:05, 27 February 2008 (CST)

it's a blend of traditional history and political science (where the party system model is used a lot). Richard Jensen 09:29, 28 February 2008 (CST)
I would agree that this comes across far more as political science than history. I find it odd, for example, that things like the founding meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin, something that explains the name of the current Ripon Society, are not there at all.
In my opinion, it needs to be retitled to reflect the emphasis. While it does give insight into the drivers of stages in the party, it seems lacking in milestone events, or they are buried by other material. The headings are too specialized: "Bull Moose" would be more evocative than the names of factions. Howard C. Berkowitz 03:47, 14 January 2009 (UTC)