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The class of '74 : Congress after Watergate and the roots of partisanship

Author: John A Lawrence
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2018 2018.
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"In November 1974, following the historic Watergate scandal, Americans went to the polls determined to cleanse American politics. Instead of producing the Republican majority foreshadowed by Richard Nixon's 1972 landslide, dozens of GOP legislators were swept out of the House, replaced by 76 reforming Democratic freshmen. In The Class of '74, John A. Lawrence examines how these newly elected representatives bucked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Lawrence
ISBN: 9781421424699 142142469X
OCLC Number: 1005832938
Description: xi, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : we came here to take the Bastille --
Toothless, sapless, and secretive --
Seeds of rebellion --
The class : diverse and determined --
The reinforcements --
The revolution --
Time to put on the long pants --
Thermidor --
The Republican reformers --
Revolution or skirmish? --
Before you can save the world, save your seat --
Coda for reform --
Reform and the rise of polarization --
Conclusion : a hinge point in history.
Other Titles: Class of 1974
Responsibility: John A. Lawrence.

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An essential work of congressional history. * Kirkus Reviews * And [Lawrence] was about a month from publishing The Class of '74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship, his timely Read more...

 
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