Orig. pub. Chapel Hill 1955. Reprinted 1978. (xvii), ix, 412 pp., index, bibliog., new intro. Item #72
"The reading of this book will add immeasurably to one's understanding of the evolution of American civil government in Alabama," states Rucker Agee in Twenty Alabama Books. Professor McMillan discusses the origin and growth of Alabama's six constitutions. All six constitutional conventions and constitutions are studied in their historical setting, and each is related to the existing public opinion, and to the political, economic, and social history of the state.