Forge of Democracy: The House of Representatives

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • About the Author i
  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Preface ix
  • Table of Contents xi
  • Chapter One - The Solemn Assembly 1
  • Chapter Two - Rival for Power 17
  • Chapter Three - The House Rules 39
  • Chapter Four - Mr. Speaker 61
  • Chapter Five - The Priesthood of the House 87
  • Chapter Six The Rank and File 115
  • Chapter Seven - The Oligarchy of Committees 148
  • Chapter Eight - Grand Inquest of the Nation 175
  • Chapter Nine - Lions in the Lobby 205
  • Chapter Ten - The Chief Legislator 235
  • Chapter Eleven - The Inside Struggle 270
  • Chapter Twelve - Revise and Extend 300
  • Chapter Thirteen - The Yeas and Nays 330
  • Chapter Fourteen - The Other Body 370
  • Chapter Fifteen - The Ordeal of Decision 410
  • Chapter Sixteen - The Consent of the Governed 449
  • EXPLANATORY NOTE 457
  • Bibliography 469
  • Index 479
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