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

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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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“This is a volume that would be a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of anyone looking for a reliable reference work on Nevada government and politics.” --Western Historical Quarterly  

“This concise work explains how Nevada government actually works and how the area’s history has shaped its political culture.” --Journal of the West  

"A 312 page compendium providing an analytical overview of the state from its inception down to the present day. A seminal work of impressively detailed and documented scholarship, The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics is very highly recommended and instructive reading for students of Nevadan history and would make an important contribution to academic library American History and Political Science reference collections." -- The Midwest Book Review, March 2014

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874172492
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael W. Bowers is professor of political science and public law, and former Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Executive Vice President and Provost, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of The Nevada Constitution: A Reference Guide and numerous academic articles on politics and law. 
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