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Inhaltsangabe: From the age of Washington to the election of George Bush, voting our presidents in has been a quintessential American ritual. Now Melder details 200 years of presidential campaigns, capturing their intensity and popularity and examining the devices candidates use to project a positive image of themselves. 200 illustrations, half in color.
From Publishers Weekly:
A curator at the Smithsonian, Melder ( Beginnings of Sisterhood ) presents persuasive evidence that the so-called "evils" of the modern American political system have existed since the nation's birth, bolstering his argument with illustrations of the hats, buttons, banners and other political memorabilia in the museum's collection. The first president, George Washington, was also the first to be concerned about his image (he was idealized even on a memorial pitcher) and the first to be subjected to smears. The substitution of symbols for rational discourse may have reached its zenith in 1840, when William Henry Harrison's handlers saturated the country with pictures of log cabins designed to reinforce the image of Harrison's rustic simplicity and wartime sacrifice. The real difference between campaigns of yesteryear and those of today appears to be the level of participation of the electorate. Before mass communication, the banners and torches, parades and debates of the "hurrah" era of campaigning tell of a giant, participatory festival that provided not only information but entertainment to generations of Americans. Thanks to Melder, even-20th century media addicts can revisit that era.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Buchbeschreibung Smithsonian, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. 9th. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP68766031
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Buchbeschreibung Smithsonian Institution Press, nd, c1992, 1992. 1st Edition, stiff illus. wrapps, fine, 212 pps w/index, notes & sources, B & W/color illus., Sm 4to, 'Presidential Campaigns from Banners to Broadcasts'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23977
Buchbeschreibung Smithsonian, Washington DC, 1992. Hardcover. First edition. Very good hardcover with Very good dustwrapper. The book spine ends and cover board corners have light rubbing. The text is nice and clean. The dustwrapper panel edges have light wear. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 127701
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