More Than One Way to Win
Fields, Suzanne, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Until the day he died, Samuel J. Tilden believed the election of 1876 and the presidency had been stolen from him. Many historians think so, too. Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the victor, but between election day on November 8, 1876 and March 2, 1877 the election was in dispute.
It was the "longest, bitterest, and most controversial presidential election in American history," according to Paul F. Boller, Jr. in "Presidential Campaigns," an evaluation which may or may not compare to the shenanigans of election 2000. Mr. Boller exposes the dramatic rewards of aggressive political partisanship.
Patience, of course, was a prized virtue then as now, but those …
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Publication information: Article title: More Than One Way to Win. Contributors: Fields, Suzanne - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 16, 2000. Page number: 23. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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