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Joining the Government: ‘Because I Dared to Be Black’

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses the difficulties facing Black Americans attempting to join the civil service and the inadequacy of the US Civil Service Commission's monitoring of both recruitment and promotion. He ... More


Washington Lobbyist And National Leader

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Cunningham's stature in the national suffrage movement. As a result of her success in Texas, Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, ... More


The Legislative Process: The Rise of the New Order in Congress

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the legislative process, paying particular attention to the role of congressional leaders and the changing impact of party and partisanship. It argues that a “new order” has ... More


“Pinks in Minks”: The Antifeminism of the Old Right

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the antifeminism of key instigators of the Second Red Scare: staff members of congressional investigative committees and the conservative journalists with whom they cooperated. ... More


The Continental Congress, 1778–1779

William Howard Adams

in Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Morris's reputation as a genius and for his eloquence. However, generally the reviews were mixed. All of the business of the government, including running the war, was carried ... More


Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York

Phillip Deery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823253685
eISBN:
9780823261246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Set against a backdrop of mounting anticommunism, Red Apple documents the personal, physical, and psychological effects of McCarthyism on six political activists with ties to New York City. From the ... More


Hollow Government

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter opens with an explanation of the fiscal realities the nation confronts and the dysfunctional budget process that produced them. It explores the implications of the lack of communication ... More


The Emergence of Intelligence Governance

Zachary K. Goldman

in Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458072
eISBN:
9780190458102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458072.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

This chapter argues that the intelligence oversight system in the United States requires institutions focused broadly on questions of governance, alongside the system’s current focus on ensuring ... More


CLASS on Capitol Hill, Part 1: Dodging Committee Jurisdiction and the Number Crunchers

Robert P. Saldin

in When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter follows CLASS through the initial stages of the 2009–2010 health reform process. That process coalesced around three pieces of legislation forged in congressional committees holding ... More


Introduction

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.3
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book begins with a question: “Have you been a slave?” This question was put to many of the African Americans who, in the early summer of 1866, testified before a congressional committee holding ... More


Humor in Congress

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the author's younger brother Joseph Wilson Ervin, a lawyer of Charlotte, who died on Christmas Day, 1945, while representing the old Ninth District in the Seventy-ninth ... More


Sustaining Feminist Progressivism

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

During the 1920s and 1930s, New York City’s civic women activists expended the most energy and passion over three campaigns: winning state acceptance of federal funds for improving the health of ... More


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