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

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003年8月15日 - 408 頁
The presidential election of 1884, in which Grover Cleveland ended the Democrats' twenty-four-year presidential drought by defeating Republican challenger James G. Blaine, was one of the gaudiest in American history, remembered today less for its political significance than for the mudslinging and slander that characterized the campaign. But a closer look at the infamous election reveals far more complexity than previous stereotypes allowed, argues Mark Summers. Behind all the mud and malarkey, he says, lay a world of issues and consequences.

Summers suggests that both Democrats and Republicans sensed a political system breaking apart, or perhaps a new political order forming, as voters began to drift away from voting by party affiliation toward voting according to a candidate's stand on specific issues. Mudslinging, then, was done not for public entertainment but to tear away or confirm votes that seemed in doubt. Uncovering the issues that really powered the election and stripping away the myths that still surround it, Summers uses the election of 1884 to challenge many of our preconceptions about Gilded Age politics.

 

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Judgment Day
1
Chapter 1 No Business ToDay Other Than Politics
13
Chapter 2 The Dispirit of 76
27
Chapter 3 The Bloody ShirtIn Hoc Signo Vinces
41
Chapter 4 The Politics of Personality
59
Chapter 5 O Temperance O Mores
77
Chapter 6 The Protection Racket
91
Chapter 7 The Democrats Rise from the Dead
108
Chapter 12 Windypendents Day
197
Chapter 13 Ireland Sold for Gold
210
Chapter 14 Sideshows
223
Chapter 15 Carrying the War into Africa
240
Chapter 16 Local All Over
255
Chapter 17 Clerical Errors
272
Chapter 18 Lord But We Skirted the Edge
289
Chapter 19 Justice at Last
304

Chapter 8 The Passing of Arthur
124
Chapter 9 We Love Him for the Enemies He Has Made
143
Chapter 10 The Public Be Crammed
162
Chapter 11 Loves Libels Lost
179
Notes
317
Bibliography
353
Index
369
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Mark Wahlgren Summers is professor of history at the University of Kentucky and author of The Press Gang: Newspapers and Politics, 1865-1878.

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