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Rum, religion, and votes: 1928 re-examined

Author: Ruth Caridad Silva
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962.
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"The first section of this book presents arithmetic evidence that Alfred Smith was a strong Democratic candidate in 1928. The second presents statistical proof that the so-called liquor, religious, and metropolitan issues had no significant relation to Smith's electoral strength. The third and final section is concerned with problems of political historiography in the study of American elections."--Publisher's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silva, Ruth Caridad, 1920-
Rum, religion, and votes: 1928 re-examined.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962
(OCoLC)573748011
Online version:
Silva, Ruth Caridad, 1920-
Rum, religion, and votes: 1928 re-examined.
University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962
(OCoLC)607715852
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Caridad Silva
OCLC Number: 499170
Description: ix, 76 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Measures of Smith's electoral strength --
Correlates of Smith's electoral strength --
Brief word on methodology --
appendixes : Smith and his congressional running mates in 1928 --
Smith and his congressional running mates in forty states --
Index of Smith's gain --
Democratic percentage of two-party vote for president --
Analysis of electoral vote margins, 1880-1960 --
Simple correlation analyses --
Standard-error-of-estimate analyses --
figures : Democratic coattails, 1900-1960 --
Changes in democratic percentage of total presidential vote, 1900-1960 --
tables : Democratic coattails, 1900-1960 --
Democratic gains and losses, 1900-1960 --
Ecological analyses of Smith's electoral strength --
Multiple regression analyses.
Responsibility: Ruth C. Silva.

Abstract:

"The first section of this book presents arithmetic evidence that Alfred Smith was a strong Democratic candidate in 1928. The second presents statistical proof that the so-called liquor, religious, and metropolitan issues had no significant relation to Smith's electoral strength. The third and final section is concerned with problems of political historiography in the study of American elections."--Publisher's description.

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