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Minority victory : gilded age politics and the front porch campaign of 1888

Author: Charles W Calhoun
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
Series: American presidential elections.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Calhoun, Charles W. (Charles William), 1948-
Minority victory.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2008
(OCoLC)653438730
Named Person: Benjamin Harrison; Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; Benjamin Harrison; Stephen G Cleveland; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Calhoun
ISBN: 9780700615964 0700615962
OCLC Number: 225875116
Description: xi, 243 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The political universe of the 1880s --
"Grover, Grover, four more years!" --
The Republican challenger: if not Blaine, who? --
The centennial campaign for the White House --
A minority and a mandate.
Series Title: American presidential elections.
Responsibility: Charles W. Calhoun.
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