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American Constitutions. 1906. Texts of the constitutions of the Amer

ican Republics, published by the Pan-American Union. American Year Book. Edited by F. G. Wickware. Gives brief accounts

of current political development. *Beard, Chas. A., American Government and Politics. (Rev. Ed.) 1914.

Standard manual on the subject.

Readings in American Government and Politics. (Rev. Ed.) 1914. Documents, etc., illustrating the text. Cooley, Thos. M., The General Principles of Constitutional Law in the

United States. (3rd Ed. Rev., by A. C. McLaughlin.) 1898. Presents succinctly the general principles of constitutional law.

A Treatise on Constitutional Limitations. (7th Ed., with additions by Victor C. Lane.) 1903. Discusses the limitations

which rest upon the power of the state legislatures. Cyclopedia of American Government. Edited by A. C. McLaughlin and

A. B. Hart. 3 Vol. 1914. The most recent and complete encyclo

pedia of political science. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure, especially article on Constitutional

Law by George F. Tucker. Vol. 8. 1903. “Cyc" is the standard

law encyclopedia among American lawyers. Digest of State Constitutions. Published by authority of the Board of

Library Commissioners of Ohio, 1912. Sets forth after each section of the Ohio constitution the analogous provisions of the other

state constitutions. Dodd, W. F., Modern Constitutions. 1909. A collection of the texts

of the fundamental laws of twenty-two of the most important coun

tries of the world, with historical and bibliographical notes. *Hall, James Parker, Constitutional Lau. (In series entitled American

Law and Procedure.) 1910. Sets forth the general principles of constitutional law under the main headings “General Conceptions,"

"Fundamental Rights" and "The Federal Government.” Index Digest of State Constitutions. Prepared for the New York State

Constitutional Convention Commission by the Legislative Drafting Research Fund of Columbia University, 1915. An exhaustive collection of the provisions of the state constitutions arranged mi


nutely by subjects. Not published for general circulation, but dis

tributed among the larger libraries. Johnson, Allen, Readings in American Constitutional History, 1776

1876. 1912. Selected documents, etc., illustrating American politi

cal development. McClain, Emil, Constitutional Law in the United States. (American

Citizen Series.) 2nd Ed. 1910. Deals chiefly with the powers of the different branches of government, state and federal, and with

individual rights. Thorpe, Francis N., The Federal and State Constitutions, Charters and ·

Organic Laws. 7 Vol. 1909. 59th Congress, 2nd session. House Document No. 357. The texts of all constitutions and amendments that had been adopted by the nation, states and dependencies prior to publication. The North Carolina constitutions

are in Vol. 5, those of Tennessee in Vol. 6. Willoughby, W. W., The Constitutional Law of the United States.

2 Vol. 1910. Presents the underlying doctrines of American constitutional jurisprudence.

Principles of the Constitutional Law of the United States. 1912. An abridgement of the author's larger work. Young, James T., The New American Government and Its Work. 1915.

Particularly stresses what government is doing, its plans and its results.



American Historical Magazine, Vol. I-IX. 1896-1904. Miscellaneous

articles and source material relating chiefly to early history. Anderson, Douglas, Tennessee Constitutional Lavo. 1896. The con

stitutions of Tennessee and of the United States indexed and annotated by lengthy surcepts from judicial decisions. Brief topical

index of principles of constitutional law discussed. *Caldwell, J. W., Constitutional History of Tennessee. (2nd Ed.) 1907.

(1st Ed., 1895.) A critical and historical account. Much attention

is given to political matters not strictly constitutional in character. Encyclopedic Digest of Tennessee Reports. Especially article on Con

stitutional Law by Homer Richey. Vol. 3. 1907. (A supplementary volume was published in 1914.) The standard work of its

kind. Fertig, J. W., The Secession and Reconstruction of Tennessee. (Univ.

of Chicago doctorial dissertation.) 1898. A brief but thorough

account ; lucid description of 1865 convention. Garrett, Wm. R., and Goodpasture, A. V., History of Tennessee. (Rev.

Ed.) 1905. A school history but usually considered the best general account continuing to recent times.

McBain, H. L., and Mynders, S. A., How We are Governed in the United

States and Tennessee. (2nd Ed.) 1915. Used in schools of the

state; brief and elementary, but the best thing of the kind in print. *Neal, Jno. Randolph, Disunion and Restoration in Tennessee. 1899.

(Columbia University doctorial dissertation.) An admirable ac

count of the events of the critical period of the sixties. Phelan, James, History of Tennessee. 1888. Probably the best history

of the state; carries the account to the 1830's. Roosevelt, Theodore, The Winning of the West. 4 Vol. 1895. An en

tertaining and thorough exposition of the struggles which made the country between the Appalachians and the Mississippi a part of

the United States. *Sanford, E. T., The Constitution of 1796. (In Proceedings of the Bar

Association of Tennessee.) 1896. Also published separately in

pamphlet form. Historical and critical essay. Shannon. Robt. T., Annotated Constitution of Tennessee. 1916. A com

plete and exhaustive exposition of text and decisions. Tennessee Historical Magazine, Vol. I, 1915, to date. Miscellaneous

articles and source material.'


* Bondy, William, Separation of Governmental Porcers. 1896. Columbia

University Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, V, 2.
A thorough discussion of the separation of powers in theory, in

history and in practice. Bryce, James, The American Commonwealth. 2 Vol. (New and Rev.

Ed.) 1910. A critical account covering the whole field of American government. Interesting as presenting the views of a sympathetic foreigner.

Constitutions. 1901. Essays upon the nature of constitutions. Burgess, Jno. W., The Reconciliation of Government with Liberty.

1915. Reviews the governments of the world, past and present, in an effort to show to what extent they have effected this reconcilia

tion. *Childs, Richard S., Short Ballot Principles. 1911. States lucidly the

doctrine that only those officials whose duties are sufficiently interesting and important to attract public attention should be elected and that only so many as can be carefully scrutinized by the voters

should be elected at any one time. Efficient Government. Proceedings of Academy of Political Science,

III, 2, 1913. Symposium of discussions upon “The Adaptation of Written Constitutions," "The Selection and Removal of Judges," "Legislation and Administration” and “The Direct Primary versus the Convention,"

Ford, H. J., The Rise and Growth of American Politics. 1898. Re

print, 1911. Interprets and explains the nature of American pol

itics. *Goodnow, F. J., Politics and Administration. 1900. Discusses the func

tion of political parties in harmonizing the policy determining and

policy executing functions of government. Government of the State of New York. 1915. Prepared for the Con

stitutional Convention Commission by the State Department of Efficiency and Economy and the New York City Bureau of Mu

nicipal Research. A very elaborate analysis with descriptive charts. *Lowell, A. L., Public Opinion and Popular Government. (American

Citizen Series.) 1913. Deals with one of the most difficult and the most monentous of political questions.-how to transmit the

force of individual opinion and preference into public action. *Macy, Jesse, and Gannaway, Jno. W., Comparative Free Government.

1915. A study of the various processes and institutions by which free government is being attained in the United States, Europe and

South America. Ostrogorski, M., Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties.

2 Vol. 1902. Investigates the working of democratic government and its underlying political forces as exemplified by England and the United States.

Democracy and the Party System of the United States. 1910. Based in part upon the author's larger work. Shows the develop

ment of extra-constitutional government through parties. *Wilson, Woodrow, Congressional Government. 1885. Many editions.

Examines critically the methods of congress and contrasts the committee system with the English cabinet system.

Constitutional Government in the United States. 1908. Reprint, 1914. (Lectures delivered at Columbia University, George Blumenthal Foundation, 1907.) The seventh lecture, “The States and the Federal Government,” deals with their mutual relations. This book is the most complete expression of Wilson's political ideas.

The State. Rev. Ed. 1906. Analytical discussion of government,-historical, theoretical and practical.


*Dealy, James Q., Growth of American State Constitutions. 1915. De

scribes the historical development, the present provisions and the

apparent trend of the state constitutions. Dodd, W. F., Constitution Making in the United States. Article in

Cyclopedia of American Government. Brief but careful statement of constitutional development.

The Revision and Amendment of State Constitutions. 1910. (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science. Extra Volumes. New Series 1.) Statement of the practice of constitutional revision and discussion of the legal prin

ciples controlling it. Indiana University Bulletin, XII, 12. Nov., 1914. Conference on the

question "Shall a Constitutional Convention be Called in Indiana ?"

Papers and discussions on miscellaneous topics. Jameson, J. A., A Treatise on Constitutional Conventions. 1887. Dis.

cusses fully and from a legal standpoint the federal and state con

stitutional conventions. *Revision of the State Constitution. Proceedings of Academy of Polit

ical Science V, 1 and 2. 1914–15. Miscellaneous papers covering

a wide range of subjects suitable for constitutional treatment. Stimson, F. J.. The Law of the Federal and State Constitutions of the

United States. 1908. Emphasizes the more recent developments

in constitutional law. Gives digest of state constitutions. Willoughby, W. W., The American Constitutional System. (American

State Series.) 1904. Describes the constitutional character of the United States viewed as a political unit and explains the status of its various territorial subdivisions, indicating the extent of the powers of their several governments.


*Jones, C. L., Statute Law Making in the United States. 1912. Dis

cusses the limitations on legislative action, the drafting of bills

and legislative expedients. Ilbert, Courtenay, The Mechanics of Law Making. 1914. Rules for

legislative drafting by the clerk of the House of Commons. Kaiser, J. B., Legislative and Municipal Reference Libraries. 1915.

Describes the functions of such libraries and discusses methods of

conducting them. Mason, E. C., The Veto Pouer. 1891, (Harvard Historical Mono

graphs, No. 1.) Historical study of significance of presidential

veto power. *Reinsch, P. S., American Legislatures and Legislative methods. (Amer

ican State Series.) 1913. Describes the manner in which the state and federal law-making bodies are organized and operated.

Readings on American State Government. 1911. Illustrative addresses and documents. Stimson, F. J., Popular Lau-Making. 1911. A study of the origin,

history and present tendencies of law-making by statute.

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