eBook American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (1788-2012), 1st Edition

  • William G. Shade
  • Ballard C. Campbell
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682567
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682567
  • DDC: 324.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1191 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

This award-wining reference work has been revised, updated, and expanded to provide in-depth coverage of every presidential election campaign in American history, from 1788–1789 through 2008. The section on each election includes a vivid narrative that captures the drama, excitement, and political maneuvering of the campaign, with profiles of the major candidates, maps and tables of the voting results, a chronology of key events, a selection of primary-source documents (speeches, party platforms, letters, songs, and the like), and recommended readings. A series of eight overview essays by notable historians provide general context and thematic insight. Special additions and enhancements for the online version include entirely new sections on the 2004 and 2008 elections; an updated Master Bibliography for important works on presidential election history; updated Further Reading lists; revisions and updates to thematic essays and main election entries; and the addition of Web links to all sections from 1952 to 2008, including direct-click access to video files and other multimedia resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
American Presidential Campaigns and Elections: Table of Contents.
Introduction: Presidential Elections in American History.
1: Essays and Election Entries.
2: Campaign Finance in American Presidential Elections.
3: The Changing Shape of the American Electorate: Suffrage and Voter Turnout.
4: The “Character Issue” in Presidential Politics.
5: The Electoral College: Origins, Operation, and Evolution.
6: The Evolution of Nominating Conventions and Primary Elections.
7: The Influence of Major Political Parties on Presidential Elections.
8: Third Parties in American Politics.
9: The Role of the Press and Media in American Presidential Elections.
10: U.S. Constitution: Excerpts on the Electoral College and Presidency.
11: Election of 1788–1789.
12: Election of 1792.
13: Election of 1796.
14: Election of 1800.
15: Election of 1804.
16: Election of 1808.
17: Election of 1812.
18: Election of 1816.
19: Election of 1820.
20: Election of 1824.
21: Election of 1828.
22: Election of 1832.
23: Election of 1836.
24: Election of 1840.
25: Election of 1844.
26: Election of 1848.
27: Election of 1852.
28: Election of 1856.
29: Election of 1860.
30: Election of 1864.
31: Election of 1868.
32: Election of 1872.
33: Election of 1876.
34: Election of 1880.
35: Election of 1884.
36: Election of 1888.
37: Election of 1892.
38: Election of 1896.
39: Election of 1900.
40: Election of 1904.
41: Election of 1908.
42: Election of 1912.
43: Election of 1916.
44: Election of 1920.
45: Election of 1924.
46: Election of 1928.
47: Election of 1932.
48: Election of 1936.
49: Election of 1940.
50: Election of 1944.
51: Election of 1948.
52: Election of 1952.
53: Election of 1956.
54: Election of 1960.
55: Election of 1964.
56: Election of 1968.
57: Election of 1972.
58: Election of 1976.
59: Election of 1980.
60: Election of 1984.
61: Election of 1988.
62: Election of 1992.
63: Election of 1996.
64: Election of 2000.
65: Election of 2004.
66: Election of 2008.
67: Election of 2012.
Chronologies.
Glossary.
Master Bibliography.