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Rallies and Conferences

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Abstract

Political rallies were an early form of mass communication. As the electorate grew in the nineteenth century due to the extension of the franchise, and as election campaigns evolved from individual local battles into a coherent nationwide conflict, political leaders found they had to take their case to growing numbers of voters. The efficient way to do this was to gather them together in one place. Large public meetings, both indoors and outdoors, became a crucial means of electioneering, attended often by thousands and sometimes by tens of thousands of people.

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Political Speech Political Message Political Rally Block Vote Labour Politician 
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© Martin Rosenbaum 1997

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