Hamilton Professor of Government Philip Klinkner is the editor of this work as well as the author of chapter 4, Court and Country in American Politics: The Democratic Party and the 1994 Election . Theodore Eismeier, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Government at Hamilton College, is also a contributor
Midterm: The Elections of 1994 in Context examines the electoral and policy changes so rarely seen in American elections. It examines the contemporary concerns unique to the 1994 election: the role of the religious right, the “angry white male,” the Contract with America, and voter antipathy toward the first two years of the Clinton administration. By looking at the election in context with other mid-term elections, from 1810 to the 1994 election, we gain a thoughtful analysis of the 1994 election.