Elections in Global History Syllabus

Date Published: 10/28/2020

The Elections in Global History Syllabus features scholarship on historical elections. Topics include the study of past election events, voting inequity, election quotas, media politics, protests during election times, and more.

All introductions are freely available.

Media Poll-Itics in Canadian Elections: A Report on Accelerated Public Opinion

Bob Hanke
Cultural Politics 3:1, 2007

Making India's Democracy: Rewriting the Bureaucratic Colonial Imagination in the Preparation of the First Elections

Ornit Shani
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 36:1, 2016

The Political Economy of the Colombian Presidential Election of 1897

Charles W. Bergquist
Hispanic American Historical Review 56:1, 1976

Indigenous Citizenship between Borderlands and Enclaves: Elections in Talamanca, Costa Rica, 1880–1913

Alejandra Boza Villarreal
Hispanic American Historical Review 96:4, 2016

Nurturing Hope, Deepening Democracy, and Combating Inequalities in Brazil: Lula, the Workers' Party, and Dilma Rousseff's 2010 Election as President

John French and Alexandre Fortes
Labor 9:1, 2012

Blue Election, Election Blues 1987

Stuart Hall

Right to Vote or Right to Revolt? Arendt and the British Suffrage Militancy

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
differences 19:3, 2008

“A Weapon as Powerful as the Vote”: Urban Protest and Electoral Politics in Venezuela, 1978–1983

Alejandro Velasco
Hispanic American Historical Review 90:4, 2010

Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma

Karlyn Forner

What's Going On? What Is to Be Done?

Gerald Horne
South Atlantic Quarterly 110:1, 2011

Upton Sinclair's 1934 EPIC Campaign: Anatomy of a Political Movement

James N. Gregory
Labor 12:4, 2015

“The Quota Encouraged Me to Run”: Evaluating Jordan’s Municipal Quota for Women

Stefanie Nanes
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 11:3, 2015

“Ma volonté est celle du peuple”: Voting in the Plebiscite and Parliamentary Elections during Napoléon's Hundred Days, April–May 1815

Malcolm Crook
French Historical Studies 32:4, 2009

Boycotting the Politics Factory: Labor Radicalism and the New York City Mayoral Election of 1884

David Scobey
Radical History Review 28–30, 1984

“Creatures of Mimic and Imitation”: The Liberty Tree, Black Elections, and the Politicization of African Ceremonial Space in Revolutionary Newport, Rhode Island

Edward E. Andrews
Radical History Review 99, 2007