Benjamin Todd Arrington discusess his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880, which dives into the competitive and contentious election between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. The election was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes – one of the closest popular votes in American presidential history.
You may recognize Arrington from his work at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor where he presently serves as site supervisor. He’s often spoken at the library as part of our Civil War series with Garfield National Historic Site.
In fact, you can watch some of his best talk on our YouTube channel right now, including: