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The Resource Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888, Charles W. Calhoun

Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888, Charles W. Calhoun

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Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888
Title
Minority victory
Title remainder
gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Calhoun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the run-up to the 1888 presidential election, Americans flocked to party rallies, marched in endless parades, and otherwise participated zealously in the political process. Although they faced a choice between two uncharismatic candidates - Republican challenger Benjamin Harrison and Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland - voters took intense interest in the issues they espoused. And though Harrison became one of only four candidates to win the presidency while losing the popular vote, the lasting significance of the election was its foreshadowing of both the modern campaign and the modern presidency." "Charles W. Calhoun shows how this presidential contest not only exemplified Gilded Age politics but also marked a major shift from divisive sectional rhetoric to an emphasis on voters' economic concerns. Calhoun first explores Cleveland's rise to the presidency and explains why he turned to economic issues, especially tariff reduction, in framing his bid for reelection. He then provides a detailed analysis of the raucous Republican National Convention and describes Harrison's effective front porch campaign, in which he proclaimed his views almost daily to visiting voters and reporters. Calhoun also explores the role of party organizations, business interests,labor, women, African Americans, and third parties in the campaign; discusses alleged fraud in the election; and analyzes the Democrats' suppression of black votes in the South."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calhoun, Charles W.
Dewey number
973.8/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E700
LC item number
.C35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidential elections
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  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Cleveland, Grover
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Rhetoric
  • Tariff
  • Protectionism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888, Charles W. Calhoun
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
225875116
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780700615964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225875116
Label
Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888, Charles W. Calhoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
225875116
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780700615964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)225875116

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