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Alabama Governors A Political History of the State (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0817310835
ISBN-13: 9780817310837
Sku: 30731082
Publish Date: 6/11/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 1T
Pages:  312
Edition Number:  2
Age Range:  NA
 

This highly readable collection of biographies relates the fascinating history of the 57 men and one woman who have served as Alabama''s chief executive from territorial beginnings to the present day.

From the Publisher:

The story of Alabama's governors has been often bizarre, occasionally inspiring, but never dull. Several of the state's early governors fought duels; one killed his wife's lover. A Reconstruction era-governor barricaded himself in his administrative office and refused to give it up when voters failed to reelect him. A 20th-century governor, an alumnus of Yale, married his first cousin and served as an officer in the Ku Klux Klan.| 

This collection of biographical essays, written by 34 noted historians and political scientists, chronicles the foibles and idiosyncrasies, in and out of office, of those who have served as the state's highest elected official. It also describes their courage; their meaningful policy initiatives; their accomplishments and failures; the complex factors that led to their actions or inaction; and the enormous consequences of their choices on the state's behalf.
 

Taken together, the essays provide a unified history of the state, with its recurring themes of race, federal-state relations, economic development, taxation, and education. Alabama Governors is certain to become an invaluable resource for teachers, students, librarians, journalists, and anyone interested in the colorful history and politics of the state.|| 

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0002
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0312
Product attributePublisher:   University Alabama Press
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