Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
James Buchanan was the only lifelong bachelor to be elected President of the United States. While not seen as disqualifying in and of itself, his single status was often commented upon. Analysis of the campaign literature reveals competing ideals of manhood in the lead up to the Civil War.
Lockwood, Ryan, "James Buchanan and Ideals of Manhood in the Election of 1856" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.