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xviii, 765 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xviii, 765 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • From the old Congress to the new / Jack N. Rakove
  • Opening Congress / Joanne Barrie Freeman
  • Democracy, gentility, and lobbying in the early U.S. Congress / Jeffrey L. Pasley
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts / Alan Taylor
  • The early impact of slavery / Robin L. Einhorn
  • The War of 1812 / Donald R. Hickey
  • Congress, internal improvement, and the problem of governance / John Lauritz Larson
  • Congress in a partisan political era / Joel H. Silbey
  • The bank war / Daniel Feller
  • Territorial expansion / Bartholomew H. Sparrow
  • The slavery issue / Michael F. Holt
  • The Civil War / Mark E. Neely, Jr.
  • Reconstruction / Brooks D. Simpson
  • The press coverage of Congress : reporting Johnson's impeachment / Donald A. Ritchie
  • White supremacy / Jane Dailey
  • The American West / William Deverell
  • Railroad policy / K. Austin Kerr
  • Industrialization / Richard Bensel
  • The transformation of the congressional experience / Eric Rauchway
  • Economic regulation in the progressive era / Elizabeth Sanders
  • Redesigning Congress : the seventeenth and twentieth amendments to the Constitution / David E. Kyvig
  • Women's activism / Alison M. Parker
  • The transformation of American immigration policy / Daniel J. Tichenor
  • Prohibition / Thomas R. Pegram
  • The first World War / Joseph A. McCartin
  • The forgotten New Deal Congress / Patrick Maney
  • World War II : conservatism and constituency politics / Alonzo L. Hamby
  • The Cold War / Randall Bennett Woods
  • McCarthyism in Congress : investigating communism / Donald A. Ritchie
  • The second reconstruction / Timothy N. Thurber
  • The Warren Court and the political process / L.A. Powe, Jr.
  • The Great Society / Edward D. Berkowitz
  • The Vietnam War / Fredrik Logevall
  • The environment / Paul C. Milazzo
  • Congressional reform / Barbara Sinclair
  • Restraining the imperial presidency : Congress and Watergate / Bruce J. Schulman
  • Congress and the media / Michael Schudson
  • Congress and the budget since 1974 / Eric Patashnik
  • War power / Louis Fisher
  • When Republicans became revolutionaries : conservatives in Congress / Donald T. Critchlow.
"Julian E. Zelizer has gathered together forty essays by renowned historians to capture the full drama, landmark legislation, and most memorable personalities of Congress. Organized around four major periods of congressional history, from the signing of the Constitution to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, this volume brings a fresh perspective to familiar watershed events: the Civil War, Watergate, the Vietnam War. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at lesser-known legislation debated on the House and Senate floors.
Here are the stories behind the 1868 vote to impeach President Andrew Johnson; the rise of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress and a leading advocate for pacifism; and the controversy surrounding James Eastland of Mississippi, who carried civil rights bills in his pockets so they could not come up for a vote. Sidebars further spotlight notables, including Huey Long, Sam Rayburn, and Tip O'Neill, bringing the sweeping history of our lawmaking bodies into sharp focus."--BOOK JACKET.
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