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James Gillespie Blaine and the Presidency

A Documentary Study and Source Book


Norman E. Tutorow

This book describes the presidential aspirations of James G. Blaine in the elections of 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, and 1892. It discusses at length his convention loss in 1876 and his loss of the presidential election to Grover Cleveland in 1884. In losing, Blaine received a greater percentage of the popular vote than did eight candidates who won the presidency. The Appendix contains scores of hard-to-find letters, charts, tables, and telegrams, including the text of all the famous Mulligan letters and other letters used by Blaine in his defense before the House of Representatives.
Contents: Analysis of Blaine in the presidential elections of 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, and 1892 - Extensive appendices - US history - Political Science - Presidential elections - Biography - Other studies are biographies; this is a more-detailed study of one aspect of Blaine's career, namely, his political aspirations. The extensive appendices bring to the reader documents very difficult to locate.