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Under Fire
The Nra and the Battle for Gun Control
Osha Gray Davidson
University of Iowa Press, 1998
Originally published in 1993, Under Fire was widely hailed as the first objective examination of the NRA and its efforts to defeat gun control legislation. Now in this expanded edition, Osha Gray Davidson shows how the NRA's extremism has cost the organization both political power and popular support. He offers a well-reasoned and workable approach to gun control, one that will find many supporters even among the NRA membership.

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The Unicameral Legislature
Alvin Johnson
University of Minnesota Press, 1938
The Unicameral Legislature was first published in 1938. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Here is a concise discussion of the movement for one-house legislatures, which began in Ohio and Oregon in 1912, took new impetus when Nebraska adopted the reform in 1934, and grew to striking proportions in 1937 when forty amendments proposing single chambers were considered in twenty-one states.Professor Johnson describes the historical process by which the two-house form was established in America following early experience with a single house, and he discusses the problems that have given rise to current dissatisfaction with the established system.There is a review of unicameralism in England, Canada, and other countries. This volume offers suggestive information on more phases of the subject than can be found in any other book.

The Ohio State University Press, 2002
This collection includes the most recent scholarship on the U.S. Senate. Whereas most books simply assume that research about the House of Representatives holds equally well when applied to the Senate, this volume takes as its point of departure research about the Senate itself. This gives the reader a clear understanding of the particular nature of the institution and opens the door for further, refining research. Drawing on diverse methodologies, this book’s synthesizing work will be essential reading for all scholars of U.S. politics. The chapters are written by leading congressional scholars and cover topics including representation, elections, committees, party leadership, policy influence, and constitutional powers.


  • Alan I. Abramowitz
  • John R. Alford
  • David T. Canon
  • Joseph Cooper
  • Lawrence C. Dodd
  • Robert S. Erikson
  • C. Lawrence Evans
  • Richard Fenno Jr.
  • Gerald Gamm
  • John R. Hibbing
  • Kim Fridkin Kahn
  • Patrick J. Kenney
  • Frances D. Lee
  • Burdett Loomis
  • Bruce I. Oppenheimer
  • David W. Rohde
  • Elizabeth Rybicki
  • Wendy J. Schiller
  • Patrick J. Sellers
  • Barbara Sinclair
  • Steven Smith
  • Charles Stewart III

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