A Constitutional History of Georgia, 1732–1945

A Constitutional History of Georgia, 1732–1945

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Published in 1948, this work provides a detailed account of the constitutional history of Georgia from the Charter of 1732 to the adoption of the Constitution of 1945 and includes an analysis of the 1948 Georgia Constitution. Albert B. Saye presents the major constitutional developments in chronological order. An index allows readers to compare different aspects of Georgia’s eight constitutions, such as the composition of the General Assembly, the powers of the Governor, and the jurisdiction of the Courts. Based on extensive research of original sources, A Constitutional History of Georgia reveals the evolution of the Georgia constitution up to 1948 as a gradual expansion of political democracy.

The book is well documented and contains a splendid bibliography of both source materials and secondary works. . . . It should be of particular interest to all students of Georgia history.

Journal of Southern History

Thorough, well documented, and a valuable contribution to Georgia historiography.

William and Mary Quarterly

About the Author/Editor

ALBERT B. SAYE (1912–1989) was a professor of political science at the University of Georgia who was one of the most well-known scholars
of Georgia history and politics of his time. He is the author of twelve books including New Viewpoints in Georgia History, A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia, Handbook on the Constitutions of the United States and Georgia (all Georgia), and Principles of American Government.