A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible
Hargrove, Jim. The Story of Presidential Elections. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1988.
An easy to read source with some historical information.
Pious, Richard M. The Presidency. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, Inc., 1991.
This is an excellent student source and part of a three book series, Ballots and Bandwagons, that includes interesting historical facts and current information. Each volume includes a glossary with terms such as “sound bite” and “Super Tuesday.”
Sullivan, George. Campaigns and Elections. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, Inc., 1991.
Part of the excellent series Ballots and Bandwagons.
Sullivan, George. Choosing the Candidates. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, Inc., 1991.
The third volume of this highly recommended series.
Gray, Ralph D., ed. Gentlemen from Indiana: National Party Candidates, 1836-1940. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1977.
This excellent collection of essays gives great detail about the men from Indiana who ran for national public office. Gray’s book is an important source of information on this subject. This book was distributed to secondary school libraries in 1977 and 1985.
Hammarberg, Melvyn. The Indiana Voter: The Historical Dynamics of Party Allegiance During the 1870’s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.
A good source which contains very detailed information on the social and political issues of late nineteenth-century midwestern politics.
Jensen, Richard. The Winning of the Midwest: Social and Political Conflict, 1888-1896. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
An excellent source for adult reading dealing with the critical years in American electoral history. Jensen analyzes voting patterns and behaviors using a large body of statistical evidence.
Madison, James H., The Indiana Way. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
Madison’s chapter 9, including “Politics, Indiana Style,” provides a wonderful overview of this subject.
National Party Conventions, 1831-1988. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1991.
This very interesting book lists political party candidates and selected party platforms for presidential elections from 1831-1988. A good resource for secondary school students and adults.
Phillips, Clifton J. Indiana in Transition: The Emergence of an Industrial Commonwealth, 1880-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1968.
An excellent source for Indiana information in this time period. Phillips provides good background information about the vice presidents and their times.
Gray, Ralph D. Indiana’s Favorite Sons: 1840-1940. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1988.
This booklet gives a brief but engaging account of the men from Indiana who ran for national office. It was produced as a catalog to accompany a traveling exhibit of the same name.
The exhibit is available to schools, libraries, museums, and other institutions from the Indiana Historical Society, call John Harris, 317/232-1882 for more information.