The Clay Speakership Revisited

  title={The Clay Speakership Revisited},
  author={R. Strahan and Vincent G. Moscardelli and M. Haspel and R. Wike},
  pages={561 - 593}
  • R. Strahan, Vincent G. Moscardelli, +1 author R. Wike
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • Polity
  • The speakership of Henry Clay marks an important period in the early development of American politics and political institutions. The "leadership survival" explanation of the Clay speakership, first proposed in James Sterling Young's, The Washington Community, 1800-1828, has enjoyed wide currency and more recently has been incorporated in work by scholars associated with the "new institutionalism" in rational choice theory. In this article we revisit Young's account of the Clay speakership… CONTINUE READING
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