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Defending the New Constitution in Congress

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Opponents of the newly promulgated constitution had two avenues for remedy: Congress and the Federal Courts. Still pending in the Senate was the Lodge Elections Bill. Debate in the Senate began just ... More


Calling the Convention

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the reasons that the state resorted to calling a convention in 1890 though previous efforts to do so had failed. Two major events propelled most state leaders into backing a ... More


Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890 and argues that it became the crucible of change in the state, creating a cultural shift from a society based on class to one ... More


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