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Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government

Author: Jeffery A Jenkins; Charles Haines Stewart
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, cop. 2013.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive history of how Speakers have been elected in the US House since 1789, arguing that the organizational politics of these elections were critical to the construction of mass  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery A Jenkins; Charles Haines Stewart
ISBN: 9780691118123 0691118124 9780691156446 0691156441
OCLC Number: 835940194
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-476 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The evolving roles and responsibilities of House officers in the antebellum era --
Organizational politics under the secret ballot --
Bringing the selection of House officers into the open --
Shoring up partisan control: the speakership elections of 1839 and 1847 --
Partisan tumult on the floor: the speakership elections of 1849 and 1855-56 --
The speakership and the rise of the Republican Party --
Caucus governance and the rise of the organizational cartel, 1861-1891 --
The organizational cartel persists, 1891-2011 --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. Summary of house organization, 1st-112th Congress (1789-2011) --
Appendix 2. Election of house speaker, 1st-112th Congresses --
Appendix 3. Election of House clerk, 1st-112th Congresses --
Appendix 4. Election of House printer, 15th-36th Congresses --
Appendix 5. Summary of democratic and Republican speaker caucus nominations, 38th-112th Congresses --
Appendix 6. Democratic and Republican caucus nominations for speaker, 38th-112th Congresses.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III.
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One of Choice's Editors' Picks for 2013 "An excellent look at the history of majority party leadership in the House."--Choice "[T]his is, overall, a sound and illuminating analysis."--R. Scott Read more...

 
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