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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Ronald M. PETERS, Jr. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal


When the Democrats retook control of the United States House of Representatives in January 2007 after twelve years in the wilderness, Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker in American history. This book provides a comprehensive account of how Pelosi became speaker and what this tells us about Congress in the 21st century. It considers the key issues that Pelosi’s rise presents for American politics, highlights the core themes that have shaped, and continue to shape, her remarkable career, and discusses the challenges that women face in the male-dominated world of American politics, parti ... More

Keywords: Nancy Pelosi, House of Representatives, American politics, Democrats, speaker, politician, Baltimore, San Francisco

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald M. PETERS, Jr., author
University of Oklahoma

Cindy Simon Rosenthal, author
University of Oklahoma