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The American Senate : an insider's history

The American Senate : an insider's history

Author: Neil MacNeil; Richard A Baker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this work, the authors, provide an insider's history of the United States Senate. One a historian emeritus of the Senate, and the other a former chief congressional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil MacNeil; Richard A Baker
ISBN: 9780195367614 0195367618 9780190231965 0190231963
OCLC Number: 813930708
Description: xiv, 455 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Entering the contemporary Senate --
Money and politics: electing US senators --
The collapse of campaign finance reform --
Dancing with Presidents: a wary embrace --
Struggling for primacy: from TR to FDR --
Losing ground to the imperial presidency --
Living with the House of Representatives --
The center to which everyone comes --
Leadership empowered: the modern era --
The Senate investigates --
The watchdogs --
Debate, deliberation, and dispute --
Dilatory tactics --
Reform and reaction --
To the future.
Responsibility: Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker.
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Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker present an authoritative, comprehensive single-volume history of the U.S. Senate. The two authors have observed and written about the Senate for a combined total of  Read more...


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