- Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
- Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
- Release date: 07-13-21
Democracy by Petition AudioBook Summary
Known as the age of democracy, the 19th century witnessed the extension of the franchise and the rise of party politics. As Daniel Carpenter shows, however, democracy in America emerged not merely through elections and parties, but through the transformation of an ancient political tool: the petition. A statement of grievance accompanied by a list of signatures, the petition afforded women and men excluded from formal politics the chance to make their voices heard and to reshape the landscape of political possibility.