- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of House Officers in the Antebellum Era
- Chapter 3 Organizational Politics under the Secret Ballot
- Chapter 4 Bringing the Selection of House Officers into the Open
- Chapter 5 Shoring Up Partisan Control: The Speakership Elections of 1839 and 1847
- Chapter 6 Partisan Tumult on the Floor: The Speakership Elections of 1849 and 1855–1856
- Chapter 7 The Speakership and the Rise of the Republican Party
- Chapter 8 Caucus Governance and the Emergence of the Organizational Cartel, 1861–1891
- Chapter 9 The Organizational Cartel Persists, 1891–2011
- Chapter 10 Conclusion
- Appendix 2 Election of House Speaker, First–112th Congresses
- Appendix 3
- Appendix 4
- Appendix 5 Summary of Democratic and Republican Caucus Nominations for Speaker, 38th–112th Congresses
- Appendix 6
- Princeton Studies in American Politics
- Fighting for the Speakership
Jeffery A. Jenkins
- Princeton University Press
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