Tag Archives: Election of 1876

Echoes of the Reconstruction Era: The 1876 Election—“A Dead Radical Is Harmless”

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The Election of 1876 was the most contentious in United States history. While Lincoln’s election in 1860 had more tumultuous consequences, once the Democratic Party split into its “National” … Continue reading

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1870s Politics: When a Presidential Election’s Outcome Was Contested with Threats of Violence

This commentary originally appeared on Oct. 21, 2016, in the History News Network’s daily newsletter and is reposted here with permission. The aftermath of the 1876 presidential election saw an uncommon moment of electoral pandemonium. Coming after over a decade of … Continue reading

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