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President-Making in the Gilded Age : The Nominating Conventions of 1876-1900 (Paperback) (Stan M.
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Citing the modern perception of nineteenth-century, money-dominated, Gilded Age politics as a time of presidential nominations decided in back rooms by political bosses, Haynes debunks this impression and presents the reality: with the exception of Ulysses Grant, presidential nominees generally won the nominations despite the opposition of political bosses of their respective parties in a time that had no debates or primaries and with only a few exceptions no active campaigning by potential nominees. Seven chapters and conclusion are: 1876: centennial showdown; 1880: all generals to the front; 1884: Democrats back in charge; 1888: Harrison vs. Cleveland—round one; 1892: Harrison vs. Cleveland--rematch; 1896: McKinley vs. Bryan--round one; 1900: McKinley vs. Bryan--rematch. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: History, Political Science
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Stan M. Haynes
Street Date: November 24, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9394
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