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Statehood: The Territorial Imperative

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Statehood: The Territorial Imperative synopsis "Statehood: The Territorial Imperative is a meticulous inquiry into the origins of the American states, the federal territorial land system and the relationship between the two. The text relies upon commentary of the Framers, other contemporaneous commentary and Supreme Court decisions and decisional dicta to derive its ...more
Paperback, 524 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by BOOKCLIFF
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Aug 27, 2015 Lana rated it it was amazing
If you're wondering what is wrong with politics today and why things are the way they are in the United States, this is the book for you! This is an expansive book, more like a legal textbook on a few key issues and why the things politicians do today are so far removed from what the framers of the United States Constitution intended. In a nutshell, it outlines how this treason occurred and how they have long abandoned principles of the Constitution and pretty much do whatever they want via ...more
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Aug 28, 2016 Lee rated it did not like it
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As a resident of the American west, I’ve grown up with lands managed by a variety of federal agencies, including Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and National Parks. So have the authors of Statehood: The Territorial Imperative (Bookcliff Publishing, 2005). But in their book, Bill Howell and Bill Redd move beyond the recreational and natural resource values of these lands to examine how the lands ended up as federal real estate instead of state land.

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