Subject Bibliography


Eagles, Charles W. Democracy Delayed: Congressional Reapportionment and Urban-Rural Conflict in the 1920s. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Congressional Districts

Alston, Lee J., Jeffery A. Jenkins, and Tomas Nonnenmacher. “Who Should Govern Congress? Access to Power and the Salary Grab of 1873.” Journal of Economic History 66 (2006): 674–706.

Fenno, Richard F., Jr. Home Style: House Members in Their Districts. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.

Delegates and Resident Commissioners

Brown, Everett S. The Territorial Delegate to Congress and Other Essays. Ann Arbor: The George Wahr Publishing Co., 1950.

Holtzman, Abraham. “Empire and Representation: The U.S. Congress.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 11 (May 1986): 249–273.

House Career

Kernell, Samuel. “Toward Understanding 19th Century Congressional Careers: Ambition, Competition, and Rotation.” American Journal of Political Science 21 (November 1977): 669–693.

Witmer, T. Richard. “The Aging of the House.” Political Science Quarterly 79 (December 1964): 526–541.

House Coalitions and Parties

Brady, David W., and Phillip Althoff. “Party Voting in the House of Representatives, 1890-1910: Elements of a Responsible Party System.” Journal of Politics 36 (August 1974): 753–775.

Manley, John F. “The Conservative Coalition in Congress.” In Congress Reconsidered. Edited by Lawrence C. Dodd and Bruce I. Oppenheimer. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 1977.

Patterson, James T. Congressional Conservatism and the New Deal: The Growth of the Conservative Coalition in Congress, 1933–1939. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967.

Poole, Keith T., and Howard Rosenthal. Congress: A Political-Economic History of Roll Call Voting. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Poole, Keith T., and Howard Rosenthal. Ideology and Congress. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2007.

Silbey, Joel H. The Shrine of Party: Congressional Voting Behavior, 1841–1852. 1967. New York: Greenwood Press Reprint, 1981

Sinclair, Barbara. Congressional Realignment, 1925–1978. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982.

Wilkerson, John D., and Barry Pump. “The Ties That Bind: Coalitions in Congress,” The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress, ed. Eric Schickler and Frances E. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

House Committees

Abram, Michael, and Joseph Cooper. “The Rise of Seniority in the House of Representatives.” Polity 1(Fall 1968): 52–85.

Cooper, Joseph. The Origins of Standing Committees and the Development of the Modern House. Houston: Rice University Press, 1970.

Cooper, Joseph. Congress and Its Committees: A Historical Approach to the Role of Committees in the Legislative Process. New York: Garland Publishers, 1988.

Gamm, Gerald, and Kenneth Shepsle. “The Emergence of Legislative Institutions: Standing Committees of the House and Senate, 1810–1825.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 14, no. 1 (1989): 39 – 66.

Jameson, J. F. “The Origin of the Standing Committee System in American Legislative Bodies,” Annual Report of the American Historical Association, 1893.

Jenkins, Jeffrey A., and Charles Stewart III. “Order from Chaos: The Transformation of the Committee System in the House, 1816–1822,” Parties, Process, and Political Change in Congress: New Perspectives on the History of Congress, ed. David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

McConachie, Lauros G. Congressional Committees: A Study of the Origins and Development of Our National and Local Legislative Methods. New York: Crowell Press, 1898.

Polsby, Nelson W., Miriam Gallaher, and Barry S. Rundquist. “The Growth of the Seniority System in the U. S. House of Representatives.” American Political Science Review 63, no. 3 (1969): 787–807.

Stewart, Charles III. “Committee Hierarchies in the Modernizing House.” American Journal of Political Science 36 (1992): 835–856.

Strahan, Randall. New Ways and Means: Reform and Change in a Congressional Committee. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

House Leadership

Bolling, Richard. Power in the House: A History of the Leadership of the House of Representatives. New York: Dutton, 1968.

Brown, George Rothwell. The Leadership of Congress. Indianapolis: Bobb-Merrill, 1922.

Cheney, Richard B., and Lynne V. Cheney. Kings of the Hill: Power and Personality in the House of Representatives. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Chiu, Chang-wei. The Speaker of the House of Representatives Since 1896. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928.

Cooper, Joseph and David W. Brady. “Institutional Context and Leadership Style: The House From Cannon to Rayburn,” American Political Science Review, vol. 75 (June 1981): 411-425.

Davidson, Roger H., Susan Webb Hammond, and Raymond Smock. Masters of the House: Congressional Leadership Over Two Centuries. Boulder, CO: West Press, 1998.

Follett, Mary P. The Speaker of the House of Representatives. New York: Longmans Green, 1902; reprint edition New York: Burt Franklin, 1974.

Fuller, Hubert Bruce. The Speaker of the House. Boston: Little Brown, 1909; reprint edition New York: Arno Press, 1974.

Green, Matthew N. The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

Jones, Charles O. “Joseph G. Cannon and Howard W. Smith: An Essay on the Limits of Leadership in the House of Representatives,” The Journal of Politics, vol. 30 (August 1968): 617-646.

Kennon, Donald R., ed. The Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives: A Bibliography, 1789-1984. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Krehbiel, Keith and Alan Wiseman. “Joseph G. Cannon: Majoritarian from Illinois,” Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 36 (August 2001): 357-389.

Lawrence, Eric D., Forrest Maltzman, and Paul J. Wahlbeck. “The Politics of Speaker Cannon’s Committee Assignments,” American Journal of Political Science 45 (July 2001): 551–562.

Lientz, Gerald R. “House Speaker Elections and Congressional Parties, 1789 – 1860,” Capitol Studies 6 (Spring 1978): 63–89.

Peabody, Robert L. Leadership in Congress: Stability, Succession, and Change. Boston: Little Brown, 1976.

Peters, Ronald M. The American Speakership: The Office in Historical Perspective (2nd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

—, ed. The Speaker: Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1995.

Reed, Thomas B. Reed’s Rules: A Manual of General Parliamentary Law with Suggestions for Special Rules. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, 1898.

Sinclair, Barbara. Majority Leadership in the U.S. House. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Strahan, Randall. Leading Representatives: The Agency of Leaders in the Politics of the U.S. House. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

House Oversight

Barrett, David M. The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.

Ogden, August Raymond. The Dies Committee: A Study of the Special House Committee for the Investigation of Un-American Activities, 1938–1943. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1943.

Perino, Michael. The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance. New York: Penguin Press, 2010.

House Reform

Bolling, Richard. House Out of Order. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1965.

Galloway, George B. Congress at the Crossroads. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1946.

Nelson, Garrison. “Partisan Patterns of House Leadership Change, 1789 – 1977.” American Political Science Review 71 (September 1977): 918–939.

Zelizer, Julian E. On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and Its Consequences, 1948–2000. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

House Rules and Procedures

Alexander, DeAlva Stanwood. History and Procedure of the House of Representatives. 1916.

Binder, Sarah A. Minority Rights, Majority Rule: Partisanship and the Development of Congress. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Cooper, Joseph, and Cheryl D. Young. “Bill Introduction in the Nineteenth Century: A Study of Institutional Change.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 14(February 1989): 67–105.

Dion, Douglas. Turning the Legislative Thumbscrew: Minority Rights and Procedural Change in Legislative Politics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Harlow, Ralph Volney. The History of Legislative Methods in the Period before 1825. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1917.

Jenkins, Jeffery A., and Charles Stewart III. “Out in the Open: The Emergence of Viva Voce Voting in House Speakership Elections.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 28(November 2003): 481–508.

King, David C. Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Luce, Robert. Legislative Procedure: Parliamentary Practices and the Course of Business in the Framing of Statutes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922.

Tiefer, Charles. Congressional Procedure: A Reference, Research, and Legislative Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

House-Senate Relations

Baker, Ross K. House and Senate. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

Longley, Lawrence C., and Walter J. Oleszek. Bicameral Politics: Conference Committees in Congress. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

McCown, Ada C. The Congressional Conference Committee. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927.

Informal Groups and Caucuses

Gertzog, Irwin N. Women and Power on Capitol Hill: Reconstructing the Congressional Women’s Caucus. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004.

Hammond, Susan Webb. Congressional Caucuses in National Policy Making. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998, 2001.

Singh, Robert. Congressional Black Caucus: Racial Politics in the U.S. Congress. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1997.

Lobbying the House

Bowling, Kenneth R., and Donald R. Kennon. The House & Senate in the 1790: Petitioning, Lobbying, and Institutional Development. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002.

Clemens, Elisabeth S. The People’s Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890–1925. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Foster, Gaines M. Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865–1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Hansen, John Mark. Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919 – 1981. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Thompson, Margaret Susan. The “Spider Web”: Congress and Lobbying in the Age of Grant. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Power of the Purse

Garfield, James. “National Appropriations and Misappropriations,” North American Review, 270: 572–586.

Kiewiet, D. Roderick and Mathew D. McCubbins. The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Kimmel, Lewis. Federal Budget and Fiscal Policy, 1789–1958. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1959.

Leloup, Lance. The Fiscal Congress. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980.

Schick, Allen. Congress and Money: Budgeting, Spending and Taxing. Washington: The Urban Institute, 1980.

—. The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process. Washington: Brookings Institution, 2000.

Selko, Daniel. The Federal Financial System. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1940.

Stewart, Charles H., III. Budget Reform Politics: The Design of the Appropriations Process in the House of Representatives, 1865–1921. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Wildavsky, Aaron B. Budgeting and Governing. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2006.

—. The New Politics of the Budgetary Process. 5th ed. New York: Longman, 2003.

Zelizer, Julian E. Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.