Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

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Charlie Musser opens a package from UC Press and sees his actual book for the first time.

This is the site where I (Charles Musser) will be talking about media and US Presidential elections both in the present (the 21st century) and the past  (the 19th century).  Perhaps even moments in between.  I am interested in some of the similarities and some of the differences.  cover_musserI am not myself always media fluent.  I’d been trying to get this site off the ground for the last two months.  But today my book Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s finally arrived in my mail box.  And it appeared just ten minutes before my first book talk. In fact I opened the package at the presentation (see above).  Fortunately, despite some initial teasing, the  right book was in the package. I eventually turned it into a reverse book signing–getting everyone who was there to sign the book so I know who witnessed this unveiling.  So let me savor this moment. Afterwards I went over to the Digital Humanities Lab and we finally got this website launched as well.  One media form reaches completion, the other takes off. A nice ending to a complicated week.

 

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