A weekly campaign newspaper for Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party in the election of 1860. As popular support for Lincoln grew during 1860, Wide Awake Clubs were formed to promote his nomination and election. Eventually, Republicans decided that Lincoln would be perceived as less radical than other contenders and nominated him for the presidency at the Republican National Convention in Chicago in May 1860. Four newspapers from 1860 with ""Wide Awake"" in their titles were published between the time of the Chicago Convention and the election in November in Providence, De Witt (Iowa), Akron, and Freeport. In all cases but the last, only a single issue survives, and in only one or two local institutions.
Wis Mss QN, Box 1, Folder 1; WIHV91-A803
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Hulburt & Ingersoll
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