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You are invited to the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, November 10–12, 2016

Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Please contact Symposium Director David B. Sachsman: (423) 425-4219, david-sachsman@utc.eduwww.utc.edu/west-chair-communication/symposium/index.php

Thursday, November 10: The Read House

Re: WJ Bryan's Voter Database?

Michael Kazin said the file seems not to have survived (A Godly Hero, p. 81, n. 8). But in the unlikely event that someone has better information, I would like a lead or two myself. If Bryan’s wife and brother had added information about campaign contributions, the file would have been very useful to me while researching the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections for Buying the Vote (Oxford 2014). And it would be useful for future research in the unlikely event that someone finds the cards in someone’s attic. I don’t hold out much hope, though.

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