American Legislative Leaders In The South, 1911-1994 by James Roger Sharp, Jon L. Wakelyn, Charles F. Ritter, Nancy Weatherly Sharp |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
American Legislative Leaders In The South, 1911-1994

American Legislative Leaders In The South, 1911-1994

by James Roger Sharp, Jon L. Wakelyn, Charles F. Ritter, Nancy Weatherly Sharp
     
 

The third of four volumes comprising a biographical dictionary of state house speakers from 1911 to 1994, this book covers speakers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Following an insightful analytical introduction, the entries

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The third of four volumes comprising a biographical dictionary of state house speakers from 1911 to 1994, this book covers speakers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Following an insightful analytical introduction, the entries provide biographical and career information on all of the Southern speakers. The volume concludes with valuable statistical appendixes based on an exhaustive database.

This book complements volumes on the West and Midwest. A volume on the Northeast is forthcoming.

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Part of a four-volume project to provide a biographical dictionary of state house speakers in each region of the US from 1911 to 1994. Biographical entries shed light on who and what kind of persons occupied positions of leadership in the various houses, the nature of legislative leadership and how it evolved in the 20th century, the extent of professionalization in state houses, and factors determining the degree of success of speakers. Ten appendices list speakers by categories such as political party and home county, gender and racial background, education, religious and military background, and occupation. Sharp is a professor of history at Syracuse University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302138
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JAMES ROGER SHARP is Professor of History at Syracuse University. He is the author of American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis (1993, 1997). The Sharps are the editors of the two earlier volumes, American Legislative Leaders in the West, 1911-1994 and American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994 (Greenwood, 1997).

NANCY WEATHERLY SHARP is a member of the faculty and Assistant Dean at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. She is the author of Communications Research: The Challenge of the Information Age (l988).

Kevin G. Atwater asst. ed.

Gina Petonito asst. ed.

Charles F. Ritter adv. ed.

Jon L. Wakelyn adv. ed.

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