Dr. Thomas Sutton received his Ph.D. from Kent State University and is now Associate Professor of Political Science at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. His work on public policy and legal analysis has appeared in Government, Politics, and Public Policy in Ohio, 2nd edition (Midwest Press, 2006), the Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (Dekker, 2003), the Handbook of Local Government (Dekker, 2000), and The Journal of New Political Science.2007 0-7734-5413-6
This book is an edited compilation of first-person accounts consisting of valuable primary source material, presenting historians and students of the Gilded Age with a wealth of information with which to dissect the times and better understand the individuals who occupied the vice presidency from 1869 to 1901. The book presents a chronologically arranged assortment of letters, speeches, statements, essays, and inaugural and farewell addresses to the Senate of Vice Presidents Colfax, Wilson, Wheeler, Arthur, Hendricks, Morton, Stevenson, Hobart, and Roosevelt. Readers will find a judicious array of important information useful in various ways. Professors and teachers of history, political science, social science, and classes on the presidency may want to place the book on lists of supplementary reading or for purposes of selecting topics for written or oral assignments. This book contains 17 black and white photographs.