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:

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Reagan's Victory

The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right

Andrew Busch

November 2005
248 pages

The Real Making of the President

Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 Election

W. J. Rorabaugh

March 2009
260 pages

Realigning America

McKinley, Bryan, and the Remarkable Election of 1896

R. Hal Williams

March 2010
264 pages

Resilient America

Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government

Michael Nelson

April 2014
360 pages

A Third Term for FDR

The Election of 1940

John W. Jeffries

March 2017
276 pages

Truman's Triumphs

The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America

Andrew E. Busch

October 2012
290 pages

Two Suns of the Southwest

Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the 1964 Battle between Liberalism and Conservatism

Nancy Beck Young

May 2019
304 pages

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