Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888

Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888

by Charles W. Calhoun
     
 

Shines a spotlight on the overlooked importance of Benjamin Harrison's tight victory over the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland, foreshadowing the modern campaign by putting a focus on voters' pocketbook concerns, elevated trade policy, and candidate accessibility.See more details below

Overview

Shines a spotlight on the overlooked importance of Benjamin Harrison's tight victory over the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland, foreshadowing the modern campaign by putting a focus on voters' pocketbook concerns, elevated trade policy, and candidate accessibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615964
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Series:
American Presidential Elections
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword

Author's Preface

Introduction

1. The Political Universe of the 1880s

2. "Grover, Grover, Four More Years!"

3. The Republican Challenger: If Not Blaine, Who?

4. The Centennial Campaign for the White House

5. A Minority and a Mandate

Appendix A: Ballot Totals: Republican National Convention, 1888

Appendix B: 1888 General Election Results

Appendix C: Benjamin Harrison's Inaugural Address, March 4, 1889

Notes

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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