Presidential election 1856
- Presidential election 1856
These reconstructed maps, precursors to contemporary news maps which provide instantaneous updates to election returns, depict the results of the Presidential election in 1856. This map, which was prepared for the nation’s first historical atlas, highlights the political tensions that underlay the strong sectional differences contributing to the Civil War. The 1856 election, marking the origins of the Republican Party, was a three-way race with Democrat James Buchanan claiming victory.
- Paullin, Charles Oscar, 1868 or 1869-1944
- Wright, John Kirtland, 1891-1969
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map : color ; 16 x 23 cm
Copyright (c) Carnegie Institution of Washington.
All rights reserved.
[Washington, D.C.] :
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Scale not given
From "Atlas of the historical geography of the United States" of 1932.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
- Call #:
G1201.S1 P3 1932