The House: The History of the House of Representatives

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Harper Collins, 2007/10/02 - 624 ページ
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Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage. The essential drama of democracy—the struggle between principle and pragmatism—is showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls.

 

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The First Session of the 1st Congress
24
New York Philadelphia and Ideological
37
A New Beginning in Washington 17981807
60
Henry Clay and the Ascendancy of the House
85
A Democratized House 18221846
111
The Struggle to Save the Union 18461860
136
The Civil War 18601865
164
Reconstruction 18651877
190
Sergeants at Arms of the House 17892005
510
Chaplains of the House 17892005
513
Doorkeepers of the House 17891995
517
Chief Administrative Officers of the House 19952005
520
Parliamentarians of the House
521
Majority and Minority Leaders 18992006
522
Democratic Whips 18992005
526
Republican Whips 18972005
529

The Gilded Age 18691895
218
Czar Reed and Uncle Joe Cannon 18881910
245
The Speaker Eclipsed and Revived 19101928
276
The Great Depression the New Deal and
303
The Hot and Cold Wars 19411952
333
The Gatekeeper and the Fight for Civil Rights
359
The Great Society Voting Rights and Vietnam
388
Scandal Watergate and Reform 19691980
420
The Conservative Revolution 19812001
457
Epilogue
496
List of Speakers 17892005
505
Clerks of the House 17892005
508
Organizing the House
530
Counting the Electoral Votes for President and Vice President
532
Organization and Operation of the Whip
534
Routing Legislation Through Congress
536
Electronic Voting
537
Committees of the House and Joint Committees of the 109th Congress
538
Pages
539
Photographs and Illustrations
541
Notes
543
Index
593
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Robert V. Remini is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and historian of the United States House of Representatives. He is the winner of the National Book Award for the third volume of his study of Andrew Jackson, and he lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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