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From the front porch to the front page : McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 presidential campaign

Author: William D Harpine
Publisher: College Station, TX : Texas A & M University Press, 2006, ©2005.
Series: Presidential rhetoric series, no. 13
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The campaign of 1896 gave the public one of the most dramatic and interesting battles of political oratory in American history, even though, ironically, its issues faded quickly into insignificance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William McKinley; William Jennings Bryan; William Jennings Bryan; William McKinley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Harpine
ISBN: 1585445592 9781585445592
OCLC Number: 156977407
Description: ix, 230 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why oratory made a difference in the 1896 campaign --
Free silver or free trade? : the campaign's issues --
The early weeks of McKinley's front porch campaign --
Bryan's "a cross of gold" --
"Unmade by one speech?": Bryan's trip to Madison Square Garden --
McKinley's front porch oratory in September 1896 --
McKinley's speech to the Homestead workers --
Bryan's railroad campaign in September 1896 --
The closing weeks of the front porch campaign --
The end of Bryan's first battle --
Conclusion : identification and timeliness revisited.
Series Title: Presidential rhetoric series, no. 13
Responsibility: William D. Harpine.

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"... demolishes the images of McKinley as a vapid politician and Bryan as a rube. [Harpine's] study of the 1896 presidential campaign instead depicts two sophisticated and resourceful opponents who Read more...

 
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