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Author Remini, Robert Vincent, 1921-

Title The House : the history of the House of Representatives / Robert V. Remini.

Imprint New York : Smithsonian Books in association with HarperCollins, 2007.

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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  328.73072 R284h 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st Smithsonian Books pbk. ed.
Description 614 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "The Library of Congress."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [543]-592) and index.
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.
Summary 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 who have played important roles in the political process.
Subject United States. Congress. House -- History.
Added Author Smithsonian Books (Publisher)
Library of Congress.
ISBN 9780061341113 (pbk.)
0061341118 (pbk.)

 
    
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