A splendid and original piece of research."American Historical Review"
Kettner explores this complex but fascinating subject with authority and dexterity. His book. . . shows a command of English as well as of American constitutional law and is firmly rooted in statutes and cases, admirably indexed. . . . A splendid and original piece of research.--American Historical Review
|An exemplary monograph. . . .The work is also beautifully crafted and thoroughly grounded in its sources.--Reviews in American History