Rutherford B. Hayes: The most contested election

How does a vicious, close and disputed election spill over into a presidency? We examine the razor-thin election results for Rutherford B. Hayes, and the equally fine line he then had to tread as president during the end of Reconstruction. Historian Ed Ayers, Washington Post journalist Dan Balz and Hayes Presidential Center executive director Christie Weininger guest star on this episode.

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