Local Government in Counties, Towns and Villages

Local Government in Counties, Towns and Villages

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Local Government in Counties, Towns and Villages

Local Government in Counties, Towns and Villages

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This book deals mainly with local institutions of the present time. For this reason the historical discussion occupies a much smaller share of space than has been usual in previous accounts of American local government. And since the historical aspects of the subject have been so thoroughly considered before, what is given here in that branch is largely a condensed summary of earlier writings. But an attempt has been made to show the process of development more clearly as a continuous movement; and, particularly in dealing with the events of the nineteenth century, it is believed that the various steps in the extension of local institutions throughout the country are presented in a more comprehensive and connected way than heretofore.

In describing the institutions of to-day a somewhat different method of treatment has been followed from that which has become traditional. It has seemed clear that in regard to county government, the classification by geographical divisions must give an inadequate account without a large amount of . . .

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