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Title:
Guide to U.S. elections
Author:
Moore, John L.
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
2 volumes (xxi, 1818 unnumbered pages) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Congressional Quarterly's guide to U.S. elections. 3rd ed. c1994.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Congressional Quarterly's guide to U.S. elections.
ISBN:
9781568026039

9781568026015

9781568026022
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This guide is a comprehensive compilation of information about America's electoral process available to library patrons from scholars to high school students. This updated edition chronicles the details of the landmark 2000 elections.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

New edition of a title we reviewed in our December 15, 1994, issue. Along with data from recent elections, there are several new sections, including an introduction that provides background and context, and a chapter on campaign finance.


Choice Review

The fourth edition of this important guide has grown to 1,818 pages (including indexes), an increase of 275 pages over the third edition (CH, Jan'95). It provides historical and contemporary information about presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections through the 2000 election. The editors add historical narrative and essays on specific issues (e.g., "The Black Vote: A Victory in Stages"; "The Eighteen-Year-Old Vote"). Essays about political parties are longer, and a chapter is added on campaign finance. Volume 1 offers a history of presidential elections, information about national party convention platforms and ballots, maps illustrating electoral vote distribution, tables of national and state votes for major and minor candidates, votes in state primaries, and a biographical directory of candidates for president and vice-president. Volume 2 covers mainly data on congressional and gubernatorial primaries and general elections and includes separate directories of all congressmen since 1789 and governors since 1776. Essays cover the history and contemporary issues related to methods of electing congressmen, senators, and governors, terms of office, congressional reapportionment, characteristics of members of Congress, and disputed elections. The volumes include illustrations and special reference information (e.g., excerpts from the Supreme Court decision on the Florida returns in 2000; a list of Speakers of the House since 1789). Researchers needing county-level data must consult CQ's America Votes (1956- ) or state reports and Web sites, such as Iowa's Voter Center . Essential for all academic libraries. D. A. Lincove Ohio State University


Choice Review

The first edition of this popular and useful election guide was published a decade ago. Since that time there have been six major party conventions, three presidential elections, several hundred Senate and gubernatorial races, and well over 2,000 House races. This new edition reflects these changes and more. Particularly useful to scholars of the party-electoral system is the added coverage given to the party conventions, their platforms and campaigns, as well as the expanded time-series data for gubernatorial elections (1787 to 1984). In addition to extensive bibliographic references, indexes, and documentation, this volume is written and organized with the clarity, perception, and attention to detail that one has come to expect in all Congressional Quarterly publications. Historians, political scientists, journalists, and all others who found the first edition to be an essential reference tool for charting the ebb and flow of partisan fortunes or interpreting the patterns of mass electoral behavior will certainly want to make use of this new edition. Essential for all academic and research libraries.-E.C. Dreyer, University of Tulsa


Choice Review

The first edition of this popular and useful election guide was published a decade ago. Since that time there have been six major party conventions, three presidential elections, several hundred Senate and gubernatorial races, and well over 2,000 House races. This new edition reflects these changes and more. Particularly useful to scholars of the party-electoral system is the added coverage given to the party conventions, their platforms and campaigns, as well as the expanded time-series data for gubernatorial elections (1787 to 1984). In addition to extensive bibliographic references, indexes, and documentation, this volume is written and organized with the clarity, perception, and attention to detail that one has come to expect in all Congressional Quarterly publications. Historians, political scientists, journalists, and all others who found the first edition to be an essential reference tool for charting the ebb and flow of partisan fortunes or interpreting the patterns of mass electoral behavior will certainly want to make use of this new edition. Essential for all academic and research libraries.-E.C. Dreyer, University of Tulsa


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