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The House : the history of the House of Representatives

Author: Robert V Remini; Smithsonian Books (Publisher); Library of Congress.
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books in association with HarperCollins, 2006.
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An official, narrative history of the U.S. House of Representatives takes a close-up look at the influence of this important political body throughout American history, profiling some of the high-profile figures--including Henry Clay, Tip O'Neill, John C. Calhoun, Shirley Chisholm, and others--who have played important roles in the political process.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Remini; Smithsonian Books (Publisher); Library of Congress.
ISBN: 9780060884345 0060884347
OCLC Number: 67347513
Notes: "The Library of Congress."
Description: x, 614 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inaugurating a new government, March-April 1789 --
The first session of the 1st Congress, March-September 1789 --
New York, Philadelphia, and ideological conflict, 1790-1797 --
A new beginning in Washington, 1798-1807 --
Henry Clay and the ascendancy of the House of Representatives, 1806-1821 --
A democratized House, 1822-1846 --
The struggle to save the Union, 1846-1860 --
The Civil War, 1860-1865 --
Reconstruction, 1865-1877 --
The Gilded Age, 1869-1895 --
"Czar" Reed and "Uncle Joe" Cannon, 1888-1910 --
The Speaker eclipsed and revived, 1910-1928 --
The Great Depression, the New Deal and the outbreak of war, 1928-1941 --
The Hot and Cold Wars, 1941-1952 --
The Gatekeeper and the fight for Civil Rights, 1953-1961 --
The Great Society, voting rights, and Vietnam, 1961-1969 --
Scandal, Watergate, and Reform, 1969-1980 --
The conservative revolution, 1981-2001.
Responsibility: Robert V. Remini.

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An official, narrative history of the U.S. House of Representatives takes a close-up look at the influence of this important political body throughout American history, profiling some of the high-profile figures--including Henry Clay, Tip O'Neill, John C. Calhoun, Shirley Chisholm, and others--who have played important roles in the political process.

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