Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States offers a thematic analysis of interest groups and lobbying in American politics over the course of American political history. It explores how interest groups have organized and articulated their support for numerous issues, and how they have they grown – both in numbers and range of activities – to become an integral part of the U.S. political system. Beginning with the foundations of interest groups during the late 19th-century Gilded Age, to the contemporary explosive growth of lobbying, Political Action Committees, and new forms of interest group cyberpolitics, readers are provided with multiple approaches to understanding the complex and changing interest advocacy sphere. This authoritative work will find an audience not only with students and scholars, but also with policy advocates.

Interest Groups and the Courts

Interest groups and the courts

In the summer of 1869suffragist Susan B. Anthony addressed the annual meeting of the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri. Its president was Virginia Minor, who was the first woman in Misouri to advocate female suffrage publicly. During that meeting, Minor's husband, Francis, a lawyer, first articulated the belief that the Fourteenth Amendment enfranchised women because they were citizens of the United ...

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