Congress Investigates: A Critical and Documentary History, 1st Edition

  • Roger A. Bruns
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  • ISBN-10: 1438135459
  • ISBN-13: 9781438135458
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Since the publication of the first edition of CONGRESS INVESTIGATES: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY 35 years ago, Congress has conducted additional investigations of critical historical importance. In addition to new, in-depth articles on these recent investigations, every original article, written by distinguished historians, has been updated and includes illustrations, detailed chronologies, and brief overviews of each investigation. The authors have also added an introduction to every original document in the set, highlighting its significance and historical importance. Loaded with outstanding articles and special features, CONGRESS INVESTIGATES: A CRITICAL AND DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, Revised Edition is a definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference on this fascinating subject.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Documents.
Introduction to the Previous Edition.
Introduction to the Revised Edition.
1: General St. Clair’s Defeat, 1792–93.
2: The Burning of Washington, 1814.
3: The Second Bank of the United States, 1832.
4: The Assault on Senator Charles Sumner, 1856.
5: John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, 1859–60.
6: The Conduct of the Civil War, 1861–65.
7: The Joint Committee on Reconstruction 1865–67.
8: The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, 1867–68.
9: The Ku Klux Klan and Racial Violence, 1871–72.
10: The Crédit Mobilier Scandal, 1872–73.
11: The Clapp Committee on Campaign Finance Corruption, 1912–13.
12: The Pujo Committee on the “Money Trust,” 1912–13.
13: The Teapot Dome Scandal, 1922–24.
14: The Pecora Committee on the Stock Market Crash,.
15: The Nye Committee on the Munitions Industry, 1934–36.
1: The Dies Committee and Un-American Activities, 1938–43.
2: The Truman Committee on War Mobilization, 1941–44.
3: The Pearl Harbor Committee, 1945–46.
4: The Kefauver Committee on Organized Crime, 1950–51.
5: The Committee on the Conduct and Firing of General Douglas MacArthur, 1951.
6: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, 1954.
7: The Labor Racketeering Investigation, 1957–61.
8: The Watergate Committee, 1973–74.
9: The Church Committee on Intelligence Activities Investigation, 1975–76.
10: The Iran-Contra Hearings, 1987.
11: The Inslaw Department of Justice Scandal, 1989–91.
12: The Whitewater Investigation and Impeachment of President Bill Clinton, 1992–98.
13: The 9/11 Commission, 2002–04.
14: The Hurricane Katrina Inquiry, 2005–06.