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[John Binns], Some Account of the some of the Bloody Deeds OF GENERAL JACKSON. [Philadelphia, 1828.]

A rare variant “Coffin Handbill,” attacking Andrew Jackson

A vivid propaganda broadside attaching Andrew Jackson, published during the virulent presidential campaign of 1828. Background With the demise of the Federalist Party after the War of 1812, the Republicans almost inevitably began to fracture into “National” and “Radical” or “Old Republican” factions. The former advocated a more robust Federal government and attracted old Federalists […]

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The first “Coffin Handbill”

A great rarity of presidential politics, published during the virulent campaign of 1828. One of only three examples located. Background With the demise of the Federalist Party after the War of 1812, the Republican Party almost inevitably began to fracture into “National” and “Radical” or “Old Republican” factions. The former advocated a more robust Federal […]

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Targeting Andrew Jackson with the first “Coffin Handbill”

A great rarity of Presidential politics, published during the virulent campaign of 1828. Background With the demise of the Federalist Party after the War of 1812, the Republican Party began to fracture into “National” and “Radical” or “Old Republican” factions. The former advocated a more robust Federal government and attracted old Federalists such as John […]

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