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Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) A political text-book for 1860: Comprising a brief view of presidential nominations and elections: ...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.205 Author/Creator: Greeley, Horace (1811-1872) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book Date: 1860 Pagination: 254 p. ; 23.9 x 15.5 cm.

Title continues, " ... Including all the national platforms ever yet adopted: also, a history of the struggle respecting slavery in the territories, and of the action of Congress as to the freedom of the public lands, with the most notable speeches and letters of Messrs, Lincoln, Douglas, Bell, Cass, Seward, Everett, Breckinridge, H. V. Johnson, etc., etc., touching the questions of the day; and returns of all presidential elections since 1836. Compiled by Horace Greeley and John F. Cleveland." Published by the Tribune Association.

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