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View Resource Getting the Message Out! National Political Campaign Materials, 1840-1860

Round about the middle of the 19th century, many politicians relied on the time-honored practices of broadsheets, barn-sized advertisements, newspaper endorsements, and other such forms of promotion to get the word out about their campaigns. This website, created by the Northern Illinois University Libraries, provides a close examination of this national popular political culture from 1840 to 1860...

http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/message