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The Sagebrush State : Nevada's history, government, and politics

Author: Michael Wayne Bowers
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Nevada's politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers' concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada's history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State includes the full text of the state
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wayne Bowers
ISBN: 9780874179231 0874179238 9780874179248 0874179246
OCLC Number: 849510043
Description: xiv, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Responsibility: Michael W. Bowers.

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"Nevada's politics have been formed in large measure by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers' concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada's history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document. The Sagebrush State serves as a text for the study of Nevada's history and constitution, which is a graduation requirement at the state's colleges and universities. The fourth edition of this work is updated through 2012 to include information on the elections of 2010 and 2012 and recent controversial sessions of the Legislature"--

"Nevada's politics have been shaped by its turbulent history and harsh environment. Bowers' concise volume explains the dynamics of this process, which is strikingly unique among the fifty states. This is a readable and insightful explanation of how Nevada's history has formed its political culture, and how its government works today. The Sagebrush State, thoroughly updated for this 4th Edition, serves as the test for the required course on Nevada's history and constitution given at all state colleges and universities. It includes the full text of the state constitution, with extensive annotations of all amendments to the original 1864 document"--

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