Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 / Edition 1

Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 / Edition 1

by Mark Wahlgren Summers
     
 

Mark Summers challenges many preconceptions about Gilded Age politics in this close look at the infamous 1884 presidential campaign between Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine. The mudslinging and slander were not for public entertainment, he argues, but to tear away or confirm votes that were in doubt during a time when voters were drifting away from party

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Mark Summers challenges many preconceptions about Gilded Age politics in this close look at the infamous 1884 presidential campaign between Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine. The mudslinging and slander were not for public entertainment, he argues, but to tear away or confirm votes that were in doubt during a time when voters were drifting away from party loyalty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807825242
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/20/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.16(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction
Prologue: Judgment Day
Chapter 1. No Business To-Day Other Than Politics Chapter 2. The Dispirit of '76
Chapter 3. The Bloody Shirt—In Hoc Signo Vinces Chapter 4. The Politics of Personality Chapter 5. O Temperance, O Mores!
Chapter 6. The Protection Racket Chapter 7. The Democrats Rise from the Dead Chapter 8. The Passing of Arthur Chapter 9. We Love Him for the Enemies He Has Made Chapter 10. The Public Be Crammed!
Chapter 11. Love's Libels Lost Chapter 12. Windypendents' Day Chapter 13. Ireland Sold for Gold!
Chapter 14. Sideshows Chapter 15. Carrying the War into Africa Chapter 16. Local All Over Chapter 17. Clerical Errors Chapter 18. Lord! But We Skirted the Edge!
Chapter 19. Justice at Last!
Notes Bibliography Index

Illustrations
"Another voice for Cleveland"
The Blaine tariff fraud
"His own destroyer"
Death at the polls and free from "federal interference"
"Mr. Tilden's body-guard"
"This puts me in the devil of a position"
A cartoon of what Democrats thought Readjuster rule meant
"Rival rag-pickers"
"The 'magnetic' Blaine"
"A grand Shakespearian revival"
"A big job"
"Her platform going to pieces"
"Senator Bayard strikes his grand attitude on the tariff question"
"Cleveland the celibate"
"Made harmless at last!"
"Blaine leans towards Logan"
"Phryne before the Chicago tribunal"
"He courts the mother and means the daughter"
He can't beat his record
"Those dogs won't fight—they are dying of starvation"
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