A Century of Controversy

Author: Bailey Thomson
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817312188
Format: PDF
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State constitutions don't get the attention they deserve. They are important historical documents, and they have considerable influence on state and local government. Alabama's constitution is, according to the scholars and journalists who know it well, one of the longest (more than 315,000 words) and worst.

Public Opinion in Alabama

Author: Cal Clark
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739145436
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an in-depth examination of public opinion in Alabama to see whether it follows the stereotype of ideological and partisan polarization in the United States. The authors show that even in such a staunchly conservative state, public opinion is considerably more nuanced and complex than this stereotype, suggesting a need to transcend the competing conservative and liberal orthodoxies.

Political Encyclopedia of U S States and Regions

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452267359
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An essential reference to and expert analysis of government and politics in all 50 states and the US territories This innovative and useful reference fills the need for practical information and conceptual analysis of the roles and functions of state government by providing accessible state-by-state and regional overviews of government and politics. Features include substantive essays; in-depth profiles of each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories; an encyclopedic A to Z section with entries covering the overarching concepts, structures, and processes that are important to state and local government, and politics in general; and a detailed section on data and statistics emphasizing historical and demographic trends that have helped shape regional and state government and politics.

Alabama in the Twentieth Century

Author: Wayne Flynt
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 081731430X
Format: PDF
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A multifaceted study of Alabama's history over the course of the twentieth century features chapters on politics, education, women, religion, the arts, the military, and other vital topics, covering both Alabama's triumphs and low points.

The American State Constitutional Tradition

Author: John J. Dinan
Publisher:
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The first comprehensive study of all 114 state constitutional conventions for which there are records--from Connecticut's in 1818 to New Hampshire's in 1984. By integrating state constitution-makers with the federal constitutional tradition, this path-breaking work yields a superior understanding of how American citizens have chosen to govern themselves.

Cradle of Freedom

Author: Frye Gaillard
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN:
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Puts a human face on the story of the black American struggle for equality in Alabama during the 1960s by examining the commitment and hard work of the thousands of everyday people who took a stand, supported the great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and changed their times forever.

America History and Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611964
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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.