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Described by John Hughlings Jackson. See: jacksonian epilepsy, jacksonian seizure.
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2 Taesuh Cha, "The Return of Jacksonianism: The International Implications of the Trump Phenomenon," The Washington Quarterly 39, no.
Jacksonianism explains the paradox of why the US cares less overall about the Middle East, while at the same time is more closely embracing its long-term allies to sustain its interests in a region that still matters.
If Jacksonianism has any 'modern significance' it is this: only by allying themselves with an economically predominant class on the road to power can the urban and agrarian petty-bourgeois masses break the capitalist chains that bind them.
(30.) For example, we might see elements of populism in revolutionary attitudes towards Britain, in Anti-Federalism, Jeffersonianism, Jacksonianism, and certain versions of the antebellum Free Labor Movement.
Democracy and capitalism were not inherently compatible; only as a consequence of the changes Jacksonianism provoked did there emerge a "middle-class mythology of democratic capitalism...that has ever since muffled the contradiction between capitalism and democracy in a mythology of consensual and democratic enterprise" (p.
He finds Jacksonianism revived at its worst, albeit outside regular party lines, with the popular Western riots against the Chinese.
Furthermore, Schlesinger contends that contrary to the notions of many historians, who see in Jacksonianism an uprising of the West, its development was shaped much more by reasoned and systematic conceptions of society than has been generally recognized, and many of its controlling beliefs and motives came from the South and East, not the West.
A core value of Jacksonianism was a distrust of unrepresentative, unaccountable government officers, and an affection for the mass of ordinary people.
But James Knox Polk--who committed the republic to war with Mexico in order to expand slavery's boundaries--is Wilentz's marker of the end of authentic Jacksonianism. Thereafter, the spirit of real Jacksonianism passes to David Wilmot and his famous Proviso, and from there to a new coalition of anti-slavery stalwarts, while political Jacksonianism is betrayed to the southern "country" slaveholders.
Jacksonianism, he says, "remains the most widespread political philosophy among the American population at large." Because of that, "the dynamics of American foreign policy remain indecipherably opaque without an understanding of this vital force." The Jacksonians are rough-hewn and provincial in their outlook.
The defeat of Jacksonianism, like the defeat of the struggle for worker control in New England's textile towns, ended the idealistic faith in political reform and gave rise to the assumption that "workingmen's interests were primarily bound up with their position as economic agents, as 'laboring men'." (69) Women, who had never been seen as long-term workers, were clearly excluded.
Sean Wilentz questions the trend in recent scholarship to regard white supremacy as the essential feature of Jacksonianism. Michael F.

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