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THE

STATE GOVERNMENT SERIES

EDITED BY

B. A. HINSDALE, Ph.D., LL.D.

VOLUME IV.

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Civil Government of lowa

BY

H. H. SEERLEY, A.M.,
PRESIDENT OF THE Iowa State NORMAL SCHOOL.

AND

L. W. PARISH, A.M.,

PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE IN THE IOWA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.

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FEB 6 1903

LIBRA THE STATE GOVERNMENT SERIES

UNDER THE GENERAL EDITORSHIP OF

B. A. HINSDALE, Ph.D., LL.D. Professor of the Science and the Art of Teaching in the University of Michigan;

Author of "The American Government," "Studies in Education," etc.

Price

$1.00

History and Civil Government of lowa...

By H. H. SEERLEY, A.M., President lowa State Normal School,

and L. W. PARISH, A.M., Professor of Political Science in the
Iowa State Normal School

1.00

History and Civil Government of Minnesota...

By SANFORD NILES, Ex-State Superintendent Public Instruction

1.00

History and Civil Government of South Dakota......

By Geo. M. SMITH, M.A., Professor of Greek and Pedagogy,

University of South Dakota, and CLARK M. YOUNG, Ph.D.,
Professor of History and Political Science, University of South
Dakota

1.00

History and Civil Government of Ohio...........

By DR, B. A. HINSDALE and Mary L. HINSDALE

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History and Civil Government of Missouri.......

By J. U. BARNARD, Formerly Professor in the State Normal

School of Missouri

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History and Civil Government of Maine.......

By W. W. STETSON, State Superintendent of Public Schools

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History and Civil Government of Pennsylvania

By DR. B. A. HINSDALE and MARY L. HINSDALE
History and Civil Government of West Virginia ..........

By VIRGIL A. LEWIS, A.M., Ex-State Superintendent of Schools

of West Virginia

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History and Civil Government of Louisiana

By JOHN R. FICKLEN, Professor of History and Political Science

in Tulane University

Copyright, 1897, by WERNER SCHOOL BOOK COMPANY

FEB 6 1903 US 28020.10
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PREFACE.

The recent revision of the Code of Iowa has caused somewhat important changes in the government of cities and in some of the State departments. These changes we have tried to make clear to the pupil, and we hope that the comparative tables and numerous outlines may prove helpful in fixing the information given in the text.

Our book has grown out of the conviction that history and civics are correlative studies; that the story of civic development constitutes civil history; and that the civil government of to-day is most interesting and most profitable when viewed in the light of those events by which the organization of the State is being moulded and perfected.

While we have given considerable space to the history of Iowa, we have confined ourselves strictly to civil history, and have tried, by numerous crossreferences, to emphasize the fact that present civic conditions are the result of past experiences and not infrequently of past prejudices.

Hoping that this method of study may help in adding to American patriotisın a much needed intelligence,

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