The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics / Edition 1

The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics / Edition 1

by Michael W. Bowers
     
 

Teachers of Nevada history and government at all levels will welcome The Sagebrush State. This clear, authoritative, and readable book offers a balanced, up-to-date view of the state of Nevada. The author has referred to all the appropriate primary and secondary sources in creating this compact volume. He relates the characteristics of Nevada politics and government… See more details below

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Teachers of Nevada history and government at all levels will welcome The Sagebrush State. This clear, authoritative, and readable book offers a balanced, up-to-date view of the state of Nevada. The author has referred to all the appropriate primary and secondary sources in creating this compact volume. He relates the characteristics of Nevada politics and government to the state's historical development and provides an evenhanded look at Nevada's problems as well as its progress. The Sagebrush State is thoroughly documented, providing useful figures and tables, and includes the complete text of the state constitution for quick reference. This volume serves as a text for the Nevada Constitution component required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities. It is also an invaluable resource for civics teachers in secondary schools, for members of the media who report on state politics, and for the many newcomers to Nevada who want an accurate description of Nevada's origins and how the state works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874172492
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Wilbur S. Shepperson Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables ix

Preface to the Fourth Edition xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Nevada: Origins and Early History 1

Chapter 2 Nevada Territory and Statehood 15

Chapter 3 Civil Rights and Liberties in Nevada 28

Chapter 4 Political Parties and Elections 45

Chapter 5 Interest Groups and Lobbying 61

Chapter 6 The Nevada Legislature 69

Chapter 7 The Nevada Executive 82

Chapter 8 The Nevada Judiciary 96

Chapter 9 City and County Governments 111

Chapter 10 State and Local Finance 117

Chapter 11 Nevada: Past, Present, and Future 129

Appendix: The Constitution of the State of Nevada 147

Notes 267

Selected Bibliography 275

Index 279

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