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The Resource The evolution of American legislatures : colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009, Peverill Squire

The evolution of American legislatures : colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009, Peverill Squire

Label
The evolution of American legislatures : colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009
Title
The evolution of American legislatures
Title remainder
colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009
Statement of responsibility
Peverill Squire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The institutional development of American legislatures, beginning with the first colonial assembly of 1619, has been marked by continuity as well as change. Peverill Squire draws upon a wealth of primary sources to document this institutional history. Beginning with the ways in which colonial assemblies followed the precedents of British institutions, Squire traces the fundamental ways they evolved to become distinct. He next charts the formation of the first state legislatures and the Constitutional Congress, describes the creation of territorial and new state legislatures, and examines the institutionalization of state legislatures in the nineteenth century and their professionalization since 1900. With his conclusion, Squire discusses the historical trajectory of American legislatures and suggests how they might further develop over the coming decades. While Squire's approach will appeal to historians, his focus on the evolution of rules, procedures, and standing committee systems, as well as member salaries, legislative sessions, staff, and facilities, will be valuable to political scientists and legislative scholars
Member of
Cataloging source
AZK
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Squire, Peverill
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislative bodies
  • Legislative bodies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Legislative bodies
  • Legislative bodies
  • United States
Label
The evolution of American legislatures : colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009, Peverill Squire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracing how American legislatures changed over time -- The colonial assemblies and the beginnings of American legislatures -- The original state legislatures -- The missing link: territorial legislatures -- The odd evolutionary cases -- The institutionalizing of state legislatures in the nineteenth century -- The professionalizing of state legislatures since 1900 -- Where does legislative evolution go from here?
Control code
ocn961541275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028405
Lccn
2012011075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8kggr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961541275
Label
The evolution of American legislatures : colonies, territories, and states, 1619-2009, Peverill Squire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracing how American legislatures changed over time -- The colonial assemblies and the beginnings of American legislatures -- The original state legislatures -- The missing link: territorial legislatures -- The odd evolutionary cases -- The institutionalizing of state legislatures in the nineteenth century -- The professionalizing of state legislatures since 1900 -- Where does legislative evolution go from here?
Control code
ocn961541275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028405
Lccn
2012011075
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8kggr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961541275

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