The Resource The election of 1860 reconsidered, (electronic resource)

The election of 1860 reconsidered, (electronic resource)

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The election of 1860 reconsidered
Title
The election of 1860 reconsidered
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Language
eng
Summary
The election of 1860 was a crossroad in American history. Faced with four major candidates, voters in the North and South went to the polls not knowing that the result of the election would culminate in the bloodiest conflict the United States had ever seen. Despite its obvious importance, surprisingly few studies have focused exclusively on this electoral contest itself. In The Election of 1860 Reconsidered, seven historians offer insightful essays that challenge the traditional view of the election, present fresh interpretations, and approach the contest from new angles. In engaging treatments of the main presidential candidates, the authors employ biography to explain the election. Michael S. Green deftly analyzes Abraham Lincoln and effectively overturns the view of the Republican as a passive candidate. James L. Huston provides an innovative reconsideration of Stephen A. Douglas in defeat with an insightful look at the Little Giant's campaign tours of the South. Using the lens of honor, A. James Fuller scrutinizes John C. Breckinridge in an enlightening study of the Southern Democratic candidate's campaign. In another groundbreaking essay, Fuller reconsiders Constitutional Unionist John Bell as a Whig who stood for the Republican principle of compromise. The biographical theme continues in John R. McKivigan's splendid examination of Frederick Douglass as he carefully guides the reader through the changing attitudes and ambivalence of the abolitionist perspective. As Douglas G. Gardner demonstrates in his fine exposition of the historiographical themes involved with the election, The Election of 1860 Reconsidered includes interdisciplinary concerns and new lines of inquiry. Addressing matters of interest to political scientists as well as historians, Thomas E. Rodgers takes up the issue of voter turnout in a sophisticated analysis that emphasizes ideology. Political culture and context allow A. James Fuller to make revealing interdisciplinary connections while using the state of Indiana as a case study to test and refute realignment theory. Turning to observations from across the Atlantic, Lawrence Sondhaus offers a new approach to the election in his penetrating study of how Europeans viewed and misunderstood the U.S. presidential race. This remarkable collection breathes new life into political history and will serve as a primer for a generation of scholars interested in understanding the most important election in American history
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Midwest
Dewey number
324.973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Fuller, A. James
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Civil War in the North
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  • Presidents
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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The election of 1860 reconsidered, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11753720
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multicolored
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MWT11753720
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11753720
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remote
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11753720
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The election of 1860 reconsidered, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11753720
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11753720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11753720
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11753720
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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