My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

19th Century SuperPACs and Other Stories

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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Description: History can smash and bash the politics of today. Much of what we <i>think</i> are new events have occured over and over again, though often in different ways and with different outcomes. My History

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19th Century SuperPACs and Other Stories

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The 2012 election set records for fundraising and spending in pure dollars, but it is not the first election where a considerable amount of money for the economy of the time was spent. We look at how caniddates of the 19th century paid for all those cheery posters and torchlight parades with particular emphasis on 1888 and 1896.

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