Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788-2004

Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788-2004

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By (author) J. Clark Archer, By (author) Kenneth C. Martis, By (author) Fred M. Shelley, By (author) Stephen J. Lavin

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  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 310mm x 20mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 1568029551
  • ISBN 13: 9781568029559
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: 1st Revised edition

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This title was selected as a "Best Reference" for 2006 by "Library Journal". Researchers studying historical U.S. elections and the electoral voting system spend countless hours compiling and comparing data and statistics to discover voting trends and patterns. Now, this new atlas allows researchers to easily make visual comparisons of regional voting patterns throughout the history of the United States. Presented in the form of a four-color atlas, "Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788-2004" provides maps and context on every U.S. presidential election since 1789. Two pages of maps for each election from 1788 to present include: one national map showing the winning candidate for each county; one national map per major candidate, including important third-party candidates; and, snapshot data and statistical charts on popular and electoral voting, candidate names and parties, and voter turnout. "Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788-2004" also features essays on each individual election, providing essential background and context for understanding key data. This new resource will be an asset in libraries serving students and citizens interested in presidential elections.

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J. Clark Archer is professor of geography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the coauthor of Section and Party: A Political Geography of American Presidential Elections, From Andrew Jackson to Ronald Reagan (with Peter J. Taylor, 1981), the first quantitative critique of the geographical structure of state voting in U.S presidential elections. He also collaborated in the publication of American Electoral Mosaics (with Fred M. Shelley and Ellen R. White, 1986), Political Geography of the United States (with Stanly D. Brunn, Fiona M. Davidson, and Fred M. Shelley, 1996), Atlas of American Politics, 1960-2000 (with Stephen J. Lavin, Kenneth C. Martis, and Fred M. Shelley for CQ Press, 2002), as well as numerous journals and articles. Stephen J. Lavin is professor of geography at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has designed and produced more than 450 maps in forty-plus books, including the award-winning Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1983-1996), Escape through the Balkans: The Autobiography of Irene Grunbaum (1996), An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians (1996), Searching for Saleem: An Afghan Woman's Odyssey (2004), and Atlas of American Politics, 1960-2000 (with J. Clark Archer, Kenneth C. Martis, and Fred M. Shelley for CQ Press, 2002). Kenneth C. Martis is professor of geography at West Virginia University. He is the author of The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1979-1983 (1982), The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989 (1989), and The Historical Atlas of the Congresses of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 (1994). He also is a coauthor of The Historical Atlas of State Power in Congress, 1790-1990 (with Gregory A. Elmes, 1993) and Atlas of American Politics, 1960-2000 (with J. Clark Archer, Stephen J. Lavin, and Fred M. Shelley for CQ Press, 2002). Fred M. Shelley is professor of geography and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, books, and chapters on the political and electoral geography of the United States. His publications include American Electoral Mosaics (with J. Clark Archer and Ellen R. White, 1986), Political Geography of the United States (with J. Clark Archer, Stanley D. Brunn, and Fiona M. Davidson, 1996), and Atlas of American Politics, 1960-2000 (with J. Clark Archer, Stephen J. Lavin, and Kenneth C. Martis for CQ Press, 2002).