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Author Shafer, Ronald G., author.

Title The carnival campaign : how the rollicking 1840 campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" changed presidential elections forever / Ronald G. Shafer.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  324.973 SHAFER    Check Shelf
Description viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index.
Contents A compromise candidate -- The first image campaign -- Hello, Columbus -- Old Tip: hero or coward? -- Home sweet log cabin home -- Little Matty -- Palace of splendor -- Showdown in Baltimore -- A Democratic splinter -- Tippecanoe and rallies too -- The first gender gap -- Petticoat power -- Read all about us -- Sing us a song -- The marketing of a candidate -- Going negative: the Democrats fight back -- General Mum speaks -- Old Tip on the campaign trail -- Stump speakers -- The Buckeye Blacksmith -- Money talks -- Stealing votes -- Election returns -- Mr. Harrison goes to Washington -- Death of a president -- And Tyler too.
Summary Americans have come to expect that the nation’s presidential campaigns will be characterized by a carnival atmosphere emphasizing style over substance. But this fascinating account of the pivotal 1840 election reveals how the now-unavoidable traditions of big money, big rallies, shameless self-promotion, and carefully manufactured candidate images first took root in presidential politics.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1840.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1837-1841.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. (OCoLC)fst00166593
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents -- Election. (OCoLC)fst01075747
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1837-1841
ISBN 9781613735404 (hardback)
1613735405 (hardback)
9781613735435 (epub edition)
9781613735428 (kindle edition)
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