Election Violence Accounts

Our dataset will enable scholars to track the prevalence, intensity, and geographical spread of electoral violence at individual contests, as well as a host of other features and characteristics.  Moreover, the select case-study accounts to be explored in this blog series will reveal the answers to some of these questions and more.

These accounts are intended to provide interesting and significant accounts of electoral violence which appeared in nineteenth-century newspapers.  The reporting of such incidents was very common, and often very detailed, which provides an unparalleled insight into the phenomenon.

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