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Title Inventing Congress : origins and establishment of the First Federal Congress / edited by Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, 1999.

Subject United States. Congress -- History -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797 -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1797-1801 -- Congresses.
Alt Name Bowling, Kenneth R.
Kennon, Donald R., 1948-
United States Capitol Historical Society.
Description 1 online resource (x, 305 pages)
Note "The papers collected in Inventing Congress originated in two conferences held in 1994 and 1995 sponsored by the United States Capitol Historical Society in its series, 'Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1789-1801'"--Jacket.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The classical roots of the U.S. Congress : mixed government theory / Carl J. Richard -- Thoughts on why America chose a congressional rather then a parliamentary form of government / Alison G. Olson -- The Colonial and early state legislative process / Donald S. Lutz -- Parliamentary principles, American realities : the Continental and Confederation Congresses, 1774-89 / R.B. Bernstein -- A new matrix for national politics : the first Federal elections, 1788-90 / R.B. Bernstein.
"Public attention is very much fixed on the proceedings of the new Congress" : the first Federal Congress organizes itself / Charlene Bangs Bickford -- Throwing open the doors : the first Federal Congress and the eighteenth century media / Charlene Bangs Bickford -- Rep. James Jackson of Georgia and the establishment of the Southern States' rights tradition to Congress / Marie Saber Lambremont -- To form the character of the American people : public support for the arts, sciences, and morality in the First Federal Congress / William C. diGiacomantonio.
Religious freedom and the first Federal Congress / Herbert M. Druks -- The invisible Smith : the impact of Adam Smith on the foundation of early American economic policy during the first Federal Congress, 1789-91 / William P. Cowin.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0821440357 (electronic bk.)
9780821440353 (electronic bk.)
082141271X (alk. paper)
9780821412718 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 50824672
Additional Format Print version: Inventing Congress. Athens, Ohio : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, 1999 082141271X (DLC) 98046969 (OCoLC)40256093