Teachers of Nevada history and government at all levels will welcome The Sagebrush State. This clear, authoritative, and readable book offers a balanced, up-to-date view of the state of Nevada. The author has referred to all the appropriate primary and secondary sources in creating this compact volume. He relates the characteristics of Nevada politics and government to the state's historical development and provides an evenhanded look at Nevada's problems as well as its progress.
The Sagebrush State is thoroughly documented, providing useful figures and tables, and includes the complete text of the state constitution for quick reference. This volume serves as a text for the Nevada Constitution component required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities. It is also an invaluable resource for civics teachers in secondary schools, for members of the media who report on state politics, and for the many newcomers to Nevada who want an accurate description of Nevada's origins and how the state works.
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Michael W. Bowers is professor of political science and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Review:
"This is a volume that would be a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of anyone looking for a reliable reference work on Nevada government and politics. It will appeal to anyone seeking to understand those subjects in the context of a turbulent past which, in many ways, is strikingly unique among states of the West and the nation." - Western Historical Quarterly "In Nevada, as elsewhere, historical and environmental forces have influenced government and politics. Michael W. Bowers' book succeeds in capturing the dynamics of this process. This concise work explains how Nevada government actually works and how the area's history has shaped its political culture." - Journal of the West"
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Book Description Univ of Nevada Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0874172497
Book Description Univ of Nevada Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110874172497