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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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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
List of Tables ix
List of Abbreviations xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1
Introduction 1

Chapter 2
The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of House Officers in the Antebellum Era 25

Chapter 3
Organizational Politics under the Secret Ballot 56

Chapter 4
Bringing the Selection of House Officers into the Open 76

Chapter 5
Shoring Up Partisan Control: The Speakership Elections of 1839 and 1847 109

Chapter 6
Partisan Tumult on the Floor: The Speakership Elections of 1849 and 1855-1856 151

Chapter 7
The Speakership and the Rise of the Republican Party 193

Chapter 8
Caucus Governance and the Emergence of the Organizational Cartel, 1861-1891 241

Chapter 9
The Organizational Cartel Persists, 1891-2011 274

Chapter 10
Conclusion 303

Appendixes
House Officer Elections and Caucus Nominations 323

Appendix 1
Summary of House Organization, First-112th Congresses (1789-2011)
324

Appendix 2
Election of House Speaker, First-112th Congresses
332

Appendix 3
Election of House Clerk, First-112th Congresses
370

Appendix 4
Election of House Printer, 15th-36th Congresses
391

Appendix 5
Summary of Democratic and Republican Caucus Nominations for Speaker, 38th-112th Congresses
398

Appendix 6
Democratic and Republican Caucus Nominations for Speaker, 38th-112th Congresses
403

References 421
Index 439

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