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Representative Democracy

Public Policy and Midwestern Legislatures in the Late Nineteenth Century

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Electing Representatives
  • 3. The Lawmakers and Lawmaking
  • 4. The Contested Issues
  • 5. Party Voting
  • 6. Legislating Community Mores
  • 7. Ethnicity and Dimensions of Legislative Voting
  • 8. Economic Policy
  • 9. The Issues of Government and the Roots of Partisanship
  • 10. Legislative Democracy in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • Appendix on Sources and Methods
  • Notes
  • Index

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