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The Resource The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900, Peverill Squire

The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900, Peverill Squire

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The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900
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The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900
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Peverill Squire
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eng
Summary
"The Right of Instruction and Representation in American Legislatures, 1778-1900 provides a comprehensive analysis of the role that constituent instructions played in American politics from 1778 to the end of the nineteenth century. Constituent instructions were more widely issued than previously thought, and members of state legislatures and Congress were more likely to obey them than political scientists and historians have assumed. Peverill Squire expands our understanding of constituent instructions beyond a handful of high-profile cases, through analyses of two unique data sets: one examining more than 5,000 actionable communications (instructions and requests) sent to state legislators by constituents through town meetings, mass meeting, and local representative bodies; the other examines more than 6,600 actionable communications directed by state legislatures to their state's congressional delegations. The data, examples, and quotes are drawn almost entirely from original sources, including government documents such as legislative journals, session laws, town and county records, and newspaper stories, as well as diaries, memoirs, and other contemporary sources. Squire also includes instructions to and from Confederate state legislatures in both data sets. In every respect, the Confederate state legislatures mirrored the legislatures that preceded and followed them"--
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Squire, Peverill,
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index present
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Representative government and representation
  • Representative government and representation
  • Constituent power
  • Constituent power
  • Legislative bodies
  • United States
  • United States
  • U.S. states
  • U.S. states
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • Constituent power
  • Constituent power
  • Legislative bodies
  • Politics and government
  • Representative government and representation
  • Representative government and representation
  • U.S. states
  • United States
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The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900, Peverill Squire
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1162986485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780472132331
Lccn
2020043240
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1162986485
Label
The right of instruction and representation in American legislatures, 1778-1900, Peverill Squire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1162986485
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780472132331
Lccn
2020043240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1162986485

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