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(The books marked with an asterisk are especially recommended for reading supplementary to the present volume.)
I. GENERAL REFERENCE AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.
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. McLaugblin.) 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
wbich 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 minutely by subjects. Not published for general circulation, but dis
tributed among the larger libraries. Jobnson, 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.
11. Books RELATING TO TENNESSEE. American Historical Magazine. Vol. I-IX. 1896-1904. Miscellaneous
articles and source material relating chiefly to early history. Anderson, Douglas, Tennessee Constitutional Law. 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 Tenriessee. 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.
III. POLITICAL THEORY AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION.
*Bondy, William, Separation of Governmental Porcers. 1896. Columbia
University Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, V, 2.
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 com-
-, The State. Rev. Ed. 1906. Analytical discussion of govern-
IV. THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS. *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.
V. STATE LEGISLATURES.
*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 Junicipal Reference Libraries. 1915. · Describes the functions of such libraries and discusses methods of
conducting them. Mason, E. C., The Veto Power. 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 Law-Making. 1911. A study of the origin,
history and present tendencies of law-making by statute.