The Resource Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government, Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III

Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government, Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III

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Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government
Title
Fighting for the speakership
Title remainder
the House and the rise of party government
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III
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Language
eng
Summary
"Fighting for the Speakership provides a comprehensive history of how Speakers have been elected in the U.S. House since 1789, arguing that the organizational politics of these elections were critical to the construction of mass political parties in America and laid the groundwork for the role they play in setting the agenda of Congress today. Jeffery Jenkins and Charles Stewart show how the speakership began as a relatively weak office, and how votes for Speaker prior to the Civil War often favored regional interests over party loyalty. While struggle, contention, and deadlock over House organization were common in the antebellum era, such instability vanished with the outbreak of war, as the majority party became an "organizational cartel" capable of controlling with certainty the selection of the Speaker and other key House officers. This organizational cartel has survived Gilded Age partisan strife, Progressive Era challenge, and conservative coalition politics to guide speakership elections through the present day. Fighting for the Speakership reveals how struggles over House organization prior to the Civil War were among the most consequential turning points in American political history."--Publisher's description
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Jenkins, Jeffery A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1411
LC item number
.J46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stewart, Charles Haines
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics : historical, international, and comparative perspectives
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  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Political parties
  • Orators
  • Political parties
  • Redner
  • Partei
  • United States
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Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government, Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 476 pages
Isbn
9780691156446
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012010959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021587679
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)782127540
  • (OCoLC)ocn782127540
Label
Fighting for the speakership : the House and the rise of party government, Jeffery A. Jenkins, Charles Stewart III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 476 pages
Isbn
9780691156446
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012010959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021587679
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)782127540
  • (OCoLC)ocn782127540

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