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Guide to U.S. Elections

Seventh Edition
Two Volume Set

© 2016 | 2 192 pages | CQ Press

*As mentioned in The Washington Post!

The CQ Press
Guide to U.S. Elections, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, two-volume reference providing information on the U.S. electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between. Thoroughly revised and infused with new data, analysis, and discussion of issues relating to elections through 2015, the Guide will include chapters on:

  • Analysis of the campaigns for presidency, from the primaries through the general election
  • Data on the candidates, winners/losers, and election returns
  • Details on congressional and gubernatorial contests from the primaries through the general elections supplemented with vast historical data
  • Coverage of campaign finance, as well as reapportionment and redistricting

Key Features include:

  • Tables, boxes and figures interspersed throughout each chapter
  • Data on campaigns, election methods, and results
  • Complete lists of House and Senate leaders
  • Links to election-related websites
  • A guide to party abbreviations

This reference will be available in time for readers to gain an understanding of various aspects of elections as we enter the 2016 presidential campaign season.

 
Introduction
 
Elections in America
Julia Azari
Chapter 1: The Evolution of American Elections
Richard J. Hardy
Chapter 2: Elections: An Expanding Francise
 
Political Parties
Marian Currinder
Chapter 3: Campaign Finance
Julia Azari
Chapter 4: Politics and Issues, 1945-2014
Chapman Rackaway
Chapter 5: Political Party Development
Chapman Rackaway
Chapter 6: Historical Profiles of American Political Parties
Seth C. McKee
Chapter 7: The Southern Electoral Experience
 
Presidential Elections
Gerhard Peters
Chapter 8: Introduction to Presidential Elections
William J. Miller
Chapter 9: Chronology of Presidential Elections
William J. Miller
Chapter 10: Presidential Primaries
 
Chapter 11: Presidential Primary Returns, 1912-2012
Chapman Rackaway
Chapter 12: Nominating Conventions
 
Chapter 13: Political Party Nominees, 1831-2012
Tom Miles
Chapter 14: Convention Chronology, 1831-2012
Tom Miles
Chapter 15: Key Convention Ballots
 
Chapter 16: Popular Vote Returns for President
Robert L. Dudley
Chapter 17: The Electoral College
 
Chapter 18: Electoral Votes for President 1789-2012
 
Chapter 19: Biographical Directory of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates
 
Presidential Candidates Index
 
Congressional Elections
Jamie L. Carson and Ryan D. Williamson
Chapter 20: Introduction to Congressional Elections
Tom Miles
Chapter 21: House Elections
William J. Miller
Chapter 22: Reapportionment and Redistricting
 
Chapter 23: House General Election Returns, 1824-2015
Tom Miles
Chapter 24: Senate Elections
 
Chapter 25: U.S. Senators, 1789-2015
 
Chapter 26: Senate General Election Returns, 1913-2014
 
Chapter 27: Senate Primary Election Returns, 1920-2014
 
Gubernatorial Elections
Molly Jackman
Chapter 28: Introduction to Gubernatorial Elections
 
Chapter 29: Governors of the States, 1776-2015
 
Chapter 30: Gubernatorial General Election Returns, 1776-2014
 
CHapter 31: Gubernatorial Primary Election Returns, 1919-2014
 
Reference Materials
 
House Candidates Index
 
Senate Candidates Indexes
 
Gubernatorial Candidates Indexes
 
General Index
Key features

*As mentioned in The Washington Post!

The CQ Press
 Guide to U.S. Elections, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, two-volume reference providing information on the U.S. electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between. Thoroughly revised and infused with new data, analysis, and discussion of issues relating to elections through 2015, the Guide will include chapters on:

  • Analysis of the campaigns for presidency, from the primaries through the general election
  • Data on the candidates, winners/losers, and election returns
  • Details on congressional and gubernatorial contests from the primaries through the general elections supplemented with vast historical data
  • Coverage of campaign finance, as well as reapportionment and redistricting

Key Features include:

  • Tables, boxes and figures interspersed throughout each chapter
  • Data on campaigns, election methods, and results
  • Complete lists of House and Senate leaders
  • Links to election-related websites
  • A guide to party abbreviations

This reference will be available in time for readers to gain an understanding of various aspects of elections as we enter the 2016 presidential campaign season.

 

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