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“Officialdom”: California State Government, 1849–1879

Judson A. Grenier

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter deals with the conventional wisdom that denigrates early California officialdom with charges of ineptitude and graft. It also confirms that the 1879 constitution in fact did little to ... More


The States’ Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the profound impact of the First Great Depression on state government. In the 1830s, many American states borrowed heavily from British investors to finance canals, railroads, ... More


Conclusion: Freedom, Order, and Economic Crisis

Alasdair Roberts

in America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the changes to the American political community resulting from the First Great Depression. These include institutional change: new restrictions on the role of state ... More


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