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William Anderson scrapbook, 1856

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer

Title

William Anderson scrapbook

Date

1856

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

61m175: [identification of item], William Anderson scrapbook, 1856, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.23 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The William Anderson scrapbook is a collection of newspaper clippings that provide details about the United States presidential campaign of 1856. These clippings are taken from various newspapers from the eastern, southeastern, and northeastern areas of the country.

Biography/History

The United States presidential election of 1856 was an unusually heated election campaign that led to the election of James Buchanan, the ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Republican candidate John C. Frémont condemned the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and crusaded against the Slave Power and the expansion of slavery, while Democrat James Buchanan warned that the Republicans were extremists whose victory would lead to civil war. The Democrats endorsed the moderate “popular sovereignty” approach to slavery expansion utilized in the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Former President Millard Fillmore represented a third party, the relatively new American Party or “Know-Nothings”. The Know Nothings, who ignored the slavery issue in favor of anti-immigration policies, won a little over a fifth of the vote.

Source: "United States presidential election, 1856." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 7 February 2011. Web. 14 April 2011.

Scope and Content

The William Anderson scrapbook is a collection of newspaper clippings that provide details about the United States presidential campaign of 1856. These clippings are taken from various newspapers from the eastern, southeastern, and northeastern areas of the country.

Subjects

  • Clippings (Newspapers, books, etc.)
  • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
  • Fillmore , Millard, 1800-1874
  • Newspapers.
  • Presidential candidates--United States--19th century.
  • Presidential candidates--United States--Newspapers.
  • Presidential candidates--United States.

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