In Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888, Charles Calhoun gives us the fascinating story of the presidential campaign of 1888.
Benjamin Harrison took the White House with a minority of the popular vote. Calhoun shows how this presidential contest not only exemplified Gilded Age politics but also marked a major shift from divisive sectional rhetoric to an emphasis on voters; economic concerns. Charles Calhoun is also the author of the finest history of the U.S. Grant administration, also available.
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Calhoun, Charles W. Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008. 1st edition, 243p., illustrated.
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