American Presidential Elections

American Presidential Elections

Series editors: Michael Nelson and John M. McCardell, Jr.


The concise and readable volumes in this series focus on key presidential elections, their historical significance and impact, and their continuing relevance for contemporary American politics, public policy, and society. Each book treats the election as a window into the politics of its time and examines what made the election interesting, distinctive, and historically significant.

Covered in each volume are the historical and political setting in which the election took place, the major contenders, the nominating process, the general election campaign, and significant congressional and state elections held in conjunction with the presidential election. Each volume not only provides an overall analysis and interpretation of what happened, but also examines in what ways the election shed light on the politics of the times and foreshadowed those that ensued. 

For more information about the series, please contact: David Congdon, Acquisitions Editor: dcongdon@ku.edu.


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By One Vote

The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876

Michael F. Holt

October 2008
314 pages

The Deadlocked Election of 1800

Jefferson, Burr, and the Union in the Balance

James Roger Sharp

September 2010
254 pages

Electing FDR

The New Deal Campaign of 1932

Donald A. Ritchie

November 2007
284 pages

The Election of 1860

"A Campaign Fraught with Consequences"

Michael F. Holt

October 2017
272 pages

The First Modern Clash over Federal Power

Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916

Lewis L. Gould

August 2016
192 pages

The First Presidential Contest

1796 and the Founding of American Democracy

Jeffrey L. Pasley

May 2013
528 pages

Four Hats in the Ring

The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics

Lewis L. Gould

April 2008
254 pages

I Like Ike

The Presidential Election of 1952

John Robert Greene

April 2017
272 pages

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