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Counting every vote : the most contentious elections in American history

Author: Robert L Dudley; Eric Shiraev
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"What would have happened if Aaron Burr, rather than Jefferson, had become president? What if Nixon had defeated Kennedy in 1960? What if Al Gore had become president in 2001 instead of George W. Bush? Using six cases, political scientists Robert Dudley and Eric Shiraev argue that engaging in this counterfactual exercise provides an excellent opportunity to revisit history, learn from its lessons, and relate to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Dudley; Eric Shiraev
ISBN: 159797224X 9781597972246
OCLC Number: 230916591
Description: 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1800 : the election : a second American revolution? --
1876 : Hayes defeats Tilden : a commission decides --
1916 : Wilson defeats Hughes : no war, not yet --
1960 : Kennedy defeats Nixon : no recounts --
1968 : Nixon defeats Humphrey : law and order --
2000 : Bush defeats Gore : the court decides.
Responsibility: Robert Dudley and Eric Shiraev.
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The 2000 U.S. presidential election was not the first in American history that was exceptionally close or that produced highly disputed results. In 1801 Thomas Jefferson became president after an  Read more...

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