New York Presidential Conventions,
The Pre-TV Era (1839-1924)

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december press, 2004
   pages: 215 plus photos    size: 6" x 9"    price: $20.00

When was the first Presidential Nominating Convention in New York State? Which New York Governor was nominated, in part, through the trickery of New York City's Tammany Hall? Which New York convention featured a heated Madison Square Garden midnight debate on whether or not to condemn the Ku Klux Klan?

New York Presidential Conventions, The Pre-TV Era (1839-1924) takes readers on an exciting historical tour through the 1839 American Anti-Slavery Society Convention, the 1840, 1844, 1847 and 1848 Liberty Party Conventions, and the nomination of candidates such as James G. Birney, the first presidential candidate pledged to abolishing slavery throughout the United States.

Here, you'll also find the exciting 1848 Free Soil Convention in Buffalo that nominated former President Martin Van Buren to stop the spread of slavery in the western territories; the secret 1856 North American (Know-Nothing) Convention in New York City; the 1868 National Democratic Convention held in Tammany Hall under the watchful eye of Boss Tweed; and the longest convention in U.S. history, the 1924 Democratic National Convention held in Madison Square Garden with its titanic 103-ballot struggle between New York Governor Al Smith and William McAdoo, former Secretary of Treasury and the son-in-law of former President Woodrow Wilson.

Meet here the towering political figures of each era, the soaring oratory, the passionate platform debates, the bitter struggles to nominate and elect Presidents who would alter the course of American history. Written in a compelling style with a highly readable narrative, New York Presidential Conventions, The Pre-TV Era (1839-1924) helps put our modern political conventions in their proper historical context and gives readers a new perspective on the issues such as war and peace, prosperity and hardship, that have marked elections during these gone-by days that shaped our present.

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New York Presidential Conventions,
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