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Published: 01 October 2020

384 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190075514

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The Rise of Political Action Committees

Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Emily J. Charnock

Studies in Postwar American Political Development

  • Offers the first comprehensive and archivally-driven history of early PACs
  • Provides insight into an important and neglected development in 20th Century US political history
  • Reveals the origins of powerful modern campaign tactics such as congressional scorecards and nationalised fundraising
  • Draws on rarely-used congressional hearings and reports to construct a unique dataset of early-to-mid 20th century electoral groups

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