Party over section : the rough and ready presidential election of 1848

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Silbey, Joel H.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2009.
Series:American presidential elections.
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Table of Contents:
  • Troubled political times
  • "A northern no!"
  • "The sore-headed leaders in the state of New York" - and some others - nominate a president
  • "The work to be done": the parties organize
  • "There never was an election of greater importance": the parties define what is at stake
  • "The presence of every man is necessary": Zachary Taylor is elected
  • "A conspicuous milestone in the antislavery tourney" - or not
  • App. A. Democratic national platform, 1848
  • App. B. Whig Party statement of principles passed at a mass meeting after the national convention
  • App. C. Free Soil national platform, 1848
  • App. D. Zachary Taylor's inaugural address, March 5, 1849.