This exciting volume offers a unique perspective on the pivotal elections in U.S. history. The New York Times on Critical Elections is the fourth installment in the TimesReference from CQ Press imprint. Elections scholar Gerald Pomper has carefully chosen a variety of news articles, editorials, and data from The Times for which he has written context-providing narrative that discusses the key issues, historical impact, and turning points in these important presidential and congressional elections. The New York Times on Critical Elections will enhance students’ understanding of U.S. government in history and civics classes. The TimesReference from CQ Press imprint focuses on topics in American government, U.S. history, elections, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, journalism, international affairs, current events, and public opinion.

The Presidential Election of 1864

The presidential election of 1864

The ordinary can be extraordinary. That is the basic characteristic of the presidential election of 1864.

In a historical list, it looks ordinary. An incumbent president wins reelection, with a substantial majority of the popular vote. His victory ...

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