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By Erik J. Engstrom,Samuel Kernell

This ebook explores the interesting and perplexing global of 19th- and early twentieth-century American elections. It examines the strategic habit of nineteenth-century celebration politicians and exhibits how their look for electoral victory led them to invent a couple of notable crusade practices. Why have been events devoted to titanic voter mobilization? Why did presidential nominees salary front-porch campaigns? Why did officeholders around the state tie their electoral fortunes to the recognition of presidential applicants on the most sensible of the price ticket? Erik J. Engstrom and Samuel Kernell show that the defining good points of nineteenth-century electoral politics have been the fabricated from associations within the states that prescribed how votes have been solid and the way these votes have been switched over into political workplaces. counting on a century's worthy of unique info, this booklet uncovers the forces propelling the nineteenth-century electoral process, its transformation on the finish of the 19th century, and the results of that transformation for contemporary American politics.

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