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Was The Vitriol In Election 2016 Truly 'Unprecedented'? History Argues The Point05:02

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The 2016 election is seen by many as unprecedented for vitriol, coarseness and a lack of substance.

But some historians note critics may be overlooking elections at the turn of the 20th century and in the later 1820s.

WBUR's David Boeri has these reflections from some historians and some voters.

This segment aired on November 9, 2016.


David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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