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A Century of Controversy : Constitutional Reform in Alabama.

Author: H Bailey ThomsonWayne FlyntSamuel L WebbHarvey H JacksonWilliam H StewartAll authors
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2013.
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This timely examination of Alabama's severely criticized state constitution will serve as an indispensable guide for legislators and citizens considering reform of the outdated document. Alabama's present constitution, adopted in 1901, is widely viewed as the source of many, if not most, of the state's historic difficulties and inequities. Chief among these is a poorly funded school system, an imbalanced tax system  Read more...
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Thomson, H. Bailey.
A Century of Controversy : Constitutional Reform in Alabama.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Bailey Thomson; Wayne Flynt; Samuel L Webb; Harvey H Jackson; William H Stewart; Anne Permaloff; Bradley Moody; Robert Martin Schaefer; Joe A Sumners; G Alan Tarr; Howard P Walthall; James W Jr Williams
ISBN: 9780817313623 0817313621
OCLC Number: 882779168
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Bailey Thomson; 1. The Populist Revolt in Alabama: Prelude to Disfranchisement --
Samuel L. Webb; 2. White Supremacy Triumphant: Democracy Undone --
Harvery H. Jackson III; 3. A Tragic Century: The Aftermath of the 1901 Constitution --
Wayne Flynt; 4. Failure of Reform: Attempts to Rewrite the 1901 Constitution --
William H. Stewart; 5. Missing: Local Democracy --
Joe A. Sumners; 6. Alabama's Dysfunctional State Government --
Bradley Moody; 7. Alabama's Revenue Crisis: Three Tax Problems --
James W. Williams, Jr. 8. Economic-Cultural and Political Gaps in Alabama --
Anne Permaloff9. Lessons of Reform: Alabama in National Perspective G. Alan Tarr; 10. A Taste of Reform: The Judicial Article --
Robert Martin Schaefer; 11. Options for State Constitutional Reform in Alabama --
Howard P. Walthall, Sr.; 12. Whose Government Anyway? A Call for Citizen-Based Reform --
Bailey Thomson; Suggestions for Further Reading; Contributors.

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This timely examination of Alabama's severely criticized state constitution will serve as an indispensable guide for legislators and citizens considering reform of the outdated document. Alabama's present constitution, adopted in 1901, is widely viewed as the source of many, if not most, of the state's historic difficulties and inequities. Chief among these is a poorly funded school system, an imbalanced tax system that favors special business interests, legislated racism, and unchecked urban sprawl. Many citizens believe that, after 100 years of overburdening amendments a.

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