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Donald Ratcliffe’s The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson, and 1824’s Five-Horse Race examines the presidential election of 1824 as part of University Press of Kansas’ American Presidential Elections series.  John Quincy Adams finally took the presidency on one of the most controversial elections in history.

Bringing to bear over 35 years of research, Ratcliffe describes how loyal Democratic Republicans tried to control the election but failed, as five of the party colleagues persisted in competing, in novel ways, until the contest had to be decided in the House of Representatives.

As new; dust jacket.

About the American Presidential Election Series…

Every presidential election has been a fascinating story with stakes crucial to the future of the nation, no matter who the candidates were. We will feature some books from this fine series during the course of this presidential campaign season.

Ratcliffe, Donald. The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson, and 1824’s Five-Horse Race. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 1st edition, 354p., illustrated.