Dougherty, J. Hampden. Constitutional History of the State of New York. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1915. 408 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773917; ISBN-10: 158477391X. Hardcover. New. $95. * Reprint of the second edition. Dougherty published this book while the 1915 state Constitutional Convention was taking place. He hoped it would influence public opinion and the members of the convention by describing how earlier constitutions fell short. Whether or not Dougherty achieved his stated purposes, this book remains a detailed and insightful study of the social and legal developments that shaped the state's constitutions since the seventeenth century.
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