2nd Edition

The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections





ISBN 9780367858742
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $42.95

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Book Description

Now in its second edition, The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections covers each race for the presidency with brisk, lively narratives up to the election of 2016.

Filled with more than 100 full-color maps and illustrations, this updated volume is an indispensable resource for learning about the suspense-filled races to gain America’s highest office. Distinguished presidential historian Yanek Mieczkowski captures intriguing details about candidates, issues, and campaigns, allowing readers to experience the drama of every contest. The colorful maps that put state-by-state results at readers’ fingertips show geographic voting trends during the country’s history. The presidency is America’s greatest political prize, and this book describes how candidates have won it—including changes in electoral strategies and campaign practices over the years. This text offers a treasure trove of historical information, such as:

  • The early tradition of the "mute" candidate
  • The period where just one effective political party existed nationwide
  • One race that witnessed an astounding 80 percent voter turnout
  • A popular-vote victory of 39.9 percent that triggered secession
  • The emergence of the "front-porch" campaign
  • A third-party candidate who got more votes than the incumbent president
  • The impact of radio, television, and the Internet on the election process

This book is essential reading for students of American history and the U.S. presidency.

Table of Contents

1. The Elections of 1789 and 1792  2. The Election of 1796  3. The Elections of 1800 and 1804  4. The Elections of 1808 and 1812  5. The Elections of 1816 and 1820  6. The Election of 1824  7. The Election of 1828  8. The Election of 1832  9. The Election of 1836  10. The Election of 1840  11. The Election of 1844  12. The Election of 1848  13. The Election of 1852  14. The Election of 1856  15. The Election of 1860  16. The Election of 1864  17. The Election of 1868  18. The Election of 1872  19. The Election of 1876  20. The Election of 1880  21. The Election of 1884  22. The Election of 1888  23. The Election of 1892  24. The Election of 1896  25. The Election of 1900  26. The Election of 1904  27. The Election of 1908  28. The Election of 1912  29. The Election of 1916  30. The Election of 1920  31. The Election of 1924  32. The Election of 1928  33. The Election of 1932  34. The Election of 1936  35. The Election of 1940  36. The Election of 1944  37. The Election of 1948  38. The Election of 1952  39. The Election of 1956  40. The Election of 1960  41. The Election of 1964  42. The Election of 1968  43. The Election of 1972  44. The Election of 1976  45. The Election of 1980  46. The Election of 1984  47. The Election of 1988  48. The Election of 1992  49. The Election of 1996  50. The Election of 2000  51. The Election of 2004  52. The Election of 2008  53. The Election of 2012  54. The Election of 2016

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Biography

Yanek Mieczkowski is a University Professor and Director of the Theodore Roosevelt School at Long Island University, U.S.A. He is the author of Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige and Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s. He worked as a Writing Fellow for Oxford University Press and has contributed more than 40 biographies to The American National Biography.