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Excellent overview of elections leading up to the war

November 18, 2010 by

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Hat tip to Kevin Levin for pointing this out on Twitter. I’ve presented some short pieces about mid-19th century elections here before (here, here, and here), but the following video shows just how complicated it is to gather meaning from those elections. As Dr. Ayers says that we can’t look at the elections from the […]

County-by-county popular vote for the 1860 presidential election

November 23, 2008 by

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Call it an obsession with maps… I found this image of the county-by-county popular vote for the 1860 presidential election. Regretfully, I haven’t located a larger and higher quality image. Clearly a more united North than a “Solid South.” Also, I’ve been looking into some other voting stats for the individual states (1850s & 1860s) as well […]