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Getting the Message Out: National Campaign Materials 1840-1860

Getting the Message Out: National Campaign Materials 1840-1860

This web site focuses on national popular political culture in antebellum America. It includes background articles on the presidential elections, political parties, and presidential candidates 1840-1860, brief essays on important events and political issues, primary source material, and lesson plans. The primary sources include contemporary campaign biographies and songbooks. Recordings of some of the songs are also available.
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