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Party over section : the rough and ready presidential election of 1848

Author: Joel H Silbey
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2009.
Series: American presidential elections.
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The presidential campaign of 1848 saw the first strong electoral challenge to the expansion of slavery in the US; most historians consider the appearance of Free Soil Party in that election a major  Read more...

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Silbey, Joel H.
Party over section.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2009
(OCoLC)653408378
Named Person: Zachary Taylor; Martin Van Buren; Lewis Cass; Lewis Cass; Zachary Taylor, Politiker.; Martin Van Buren; Lewis Cass; Zachary Taylor; Martin Van Buren
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Silbey
ISBN: 9780700616404 0700616403
OCLC Number: 263497977
Description: xiv, 205 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Troubled political times --
"A northern no!" --
"The sore-headed leaders in the state of New York" - and some others - nominate a president --
"The work to be done": the parties organize --
"There never was an election of greater importance": the parties define what is at stake --
"The presence of every man is necessary": Zachary Taylor is elected --
"A conspicuous milestone in the antislavery tourney" - or not --
App. A. Democratic national platform, 1848 --
App. B. Whig Party statement of principles passed at a mass meeting after the national convention --
App. C. Free Soil national platform, 1848 --
App. D. Zachary Taylor's inaugural address, March 5, 1849.
Series Title: American presidential elections.
Responsibility: Joel H. Silbey.

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