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The Commonwealth: A History of the Government and Politics of Virginia

Catherine M. Banks ; with a foreword by Larry J. Sabato
Format
Book
Published
Boston, MA : Pearson, ©2007.
Language
English
ISBN
9780536322647, 0536322643
Contents
  • pt. 1. Virginia : leader of the New World
  • From Jamestown to Yorktown
  • Federation of the states
  • The progression of the state constitution
  • pt. 2. Institutions of government : the General Assembly, the Governship, the Judiciary
  • The General Assembly
  • The Governor
  • The Judiciary
  • pt. 3. Local governments, intra- and inter-governmental relations, and budgeting
  • The structure of local governments
  • Intra/inter-governmental relations
  • Budgeting
  • pt. 4. The Commonwealth and the American Experience
  • Elections, campaigns, and voting in the Commonwealth
  • The Commonwealth in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Facing the challenges of the 21st century
  • Appendices
  • A summary view of the Rights of British America
  • The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
  • Constitution of the United States
  • Constitution of Virginia
  • County charter : James City County
  • City charter : Newport News
  • Township charter : Vienna
  • Map of Virginia's cities and counties
  • Map of Virginia's population density
  • Virginia Congressional districts
  • Virginia General Assembly, Senate and House of Delegates Districts.
Description
xv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-513) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2008/2009.
Technical Details
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