Hidden laws : how state constitutions stabilize American politics / Robinson Woodward-Burns.

State constitution reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development. Using data sets and historical case studies, Robinson Woodward-Burns shows how the federal government has repeatedly deferred to state constitutional reform to manage or address difficult national cons...

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Online Access: Full Text (via University Press Scholarship Online)
Main Author: Woodward-Burns, Robinson (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2021]
Series:Yale scholarship online.
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Summary:State constitution reform guides and stabilizes American constitutional and political development. Using data sets and historical case studies, Robinson Woodward-Burns shows how the federal government has repeatedly deferred to state constitutional reform to manage or address difficult national constitutional controversies, including conflicts over the regulation of slavery, banking and taxation, women's suffrage, labor and welfare rights, voting and civil rights, and gender discrimination.
Item Description:Also issued in print: 2021.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 355 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780300258288 (ebook)
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300248692.001.0001