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Fraud of the century : Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the stolen election of 1876

Author: Roy Morris, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South." "The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Roy.
Fraud of the century.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003
(OCoLC)606930633
Named Person: Rutherford B Hayes; Samuel J Tilden; Rutherford B Hayes; Samuel J Tilden; Rutherford Birchard Hayes; Samuel Jones Tilden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Morris, Jr.
ISBN: 0743223861 9780743223867
OCLC Number: 50754796
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Election night, 1876 --
American Mecca --
A third-rate nonentity --
Centennial Sam --
A hot and critical contest --
It seemed as if the dead had been raised --
Eight villains to seven patriots --
Epilogue: I still trust the people.
Responsibility: Roy Morris, Jr.
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"In this work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South." "The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic governor Samuel J. Tilden is the most sensational, ethically sordid, and legally questionable presidential election in American history. The first since Lincoln's in 1860 in which the Democrats had a real chance of recapturing the White House, the election was in some ways the last battle of the Civil War, as the two parties fought to preserve or overturn what had been decided by armies just eleven years earlier." "Riding a wave of popular revulsion at the numerous scandals of the Grant administration and a sluggish economy, Tilden received some 260,000 more votes than his opponent. But contested returns in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina ultimately led to Hayes's being declared the winner by a specially created, Republican-dominated Electoral Commission after four tense months of political intrigue and threats of violence. President Grant took the threats seriously: he ordered armed federal troops into the streets of Washington to keep the peace."--Jacket.

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