By Erik J. Engstrom
ISBN-13: 9781107050396This booklet explores the interesting and confusing global of 19th- and early-twentieth-century American elections. It examines the strategic habit of nineteenth-century social gathering politicians and exhibits how their look for electoral victory led them to invent a couple of extraordinary crusade practices. Why have been events devoted to huge voter mobilization? Why did presidential nominees salary front-porch campaigns? Why did officeholders around the kingdom tie their electoral fortunes to the recognition of presidential applicants on the best of the price ticket? Erik J. Engstrom and Samuel Kernell exhibit that the defining beneficial properties of nineteenth-century electoral politics have been the manufactured from associations within the states that prescribed how votes have been forged and the way these votes have been switched over into political workplaces. hoping on a century's worthy of unique information, this e-book uncovers the forces propelling the nineteenth-century electoral process, its transformation on the finish of the 19th century, and the results of that transformation for contemporary American politics.