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The presidential election of 1896

Detailed historical study of issues of social and economic reform and activities of the chief contenders, W. McKinley (R) and W. Jennings Bryan (D)
Print Book, English, 1964
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1964
x, 436 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
9780299030940, 0299030946
A standard of battle
Rallying around the silver standard
The Democrats: divided and defeated
The Democrats debate the currency issue
Mobilization of the silver Democrats
The populists outflanked
The silver wedge in the Republican party
McKinley early in the field
McKinley ascendant in the Middle West
McKinley's mastery challenged in the South and far West
McKinley battles the bosses
The Republican convention
The Democratic search for a candidate to hold the standard
The increasing domination of silver in the Democratic ranks
Impact of the battle on the third parties
The Democratic convention: silver triumphant
The Democratic convention: nomination of the "Nebraska cyclone"
The populist and silver parties at St. Louis
The gold Democrats raise a new standard
The Republican campaign: the patriotic heroes' hero
The Democratic campaign: carrying the war to the people
The populist campaign: fusion and confusion
Battle's end: the issue, the voter, and the election