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Elections 1864 Style: On Track?

This Currier & Ives political cartoon from 1864 recently caught my attention as I was scrolling through the Library of Congress’s online archives. Charactures of Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan, the presidential candidates in 1864, are depicted in conversation, but … Continue reading

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“That Had Earned Him the Right to Vote Anywhere:” Black Soldiers Vote in the 1864 Presidential Election

Historically speaking, some elections are more important than others. However, it is difficult to dispute the significance of the presidential election of 1864. Much was on the line. Many Confederate hopes rested on a McClellan victory, while the majority of … Continue reading

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