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Constitution Making in Indiana is the definitive treatment of how Indiana's constitutional government has evolved. Volume 1 (which is out of print) contains the texts of both the 1816 and 1851 constitutions as well as a 241-page introduction explaining the process of forming these documents. Volumes 2-4 contain the legislative processes from 1851-1960 to amend the present constitution. Charles Kettleborough compiled the Historical Introduction and the first three volumes; John A. Bremer compiled Volume 4.

The American Presidency

Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer

The American Presidency Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer

The most up-to-date, incisive, and accessible reference on the American presidency, with essays by the nation's leading historians.

An indispensable resource for the curious reader and the serious historian alike, The American Presidency showcases some of the most provocative interpretive history being written today. This rich narrative history sheds light on the hubris, struggles, and brilliance of our nation's leaders.

Coupling vivid writing with unparalleled scholarship, these insightful essays from well-known historians cover every presidency from the first through the forty-third.

paper 572 pp. / 2004 / ISBN 0-978-618-38273-6 / $19.95
Order No. 968

Historical Introduction

This work is designed as a brief, topical discussion of the subject of constitution-making in Indiana. The first part of the volume covers the period under the Constitution of 1816; as this is a closed historical episode, and as the illustrative material is relatively rarer and more inaccessible, it has been treated with greater fullness and substantially all sources of information have been drawn upon for material. The second part of the volume covers the period under the Constitution of 1851. The primary sources of information for this period are practically inexhaustible and no attempt has been made to treat the subject fully.

cloth 530 pp. 1916 / out-of-print
Order No. 4109

Volume 2, 1851-1916

Indiana Historical Collections 2

cloth 693 pp. reprint 1975 (1916) / ISBN 1-885323-01-8 / $15.00
Order No. 4105

Volume 3, 1916-1930

Indiana Historical Collections 17

cloth 411 pp. reprint 1977 (1930) / ISBN 1-885323-02-6 / $15.00
Order No. 4106

Volume 4, 1930-1960

Indiana Historical Collections 51

paper 343 pp. reprint 1994 (1978) / ISBN 1-885323-03-4 / $15.00
Order No. 4107

Historical Introduction plus the three volumes (vols 2-4) sold as a set

ISBN 1-885323-04-2 / $35.00
Order No. 4108

A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly

Volume 1, 1816-1899

cloth 610 pp. 1980 / ISBN 1-885323-35-2 / Close out $15.95
Order No. 4100

Volume 2, 1900-1984

cloth 605 pp. 1984 / ISBN 1-885323-36-0 / Close out $15.95
Order No. 4101

Volume 3, The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978
Justin E. Walsh

cloth 832 pp. 1987 / ISBN 1-885323-37-9/$26.95
Order No. 4102

Three Volume Set

cloth / ISBN 1-885323-38-7 / Close out $49.95
Order No. 4103

Issues of The Indiana Historian

paper / ISSN 1071-3301 / $1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies)

Indiana Almanac

Indiana Almanac

Events in Indiana history in almanac form.
16 pp. 1995 / Order No. 7032

Introducing Indiana ---Past and Present

Introducing Indiana ---Past and Present

Indiana's physical features, people, government, emblems, heritage, commerce, industry, and transportation--past and present.

16 pp. 1998 / Order No. 7046
(Special pricing for large orders; please call)

Indiana Territory

Indiana Territory

Documents the formation of Indiana from the Northwest Territory, through various stages as Indiana Territory. Includes discussions of finances and slavery. William Henry Harrison's life and career is highlighted in the timeline.
16 pp. 1999 / Order No. 7047

Indiana Statehood

Indiana Statehood

Provides details about the process, the people, and the times that led to Indiana's acceptance as the nineteenth state on December 11, 1816.
16 pp. 1999 / Order No. 7050

Indiana Constitution of 1851

Indiana Constitution of 1851

Describes how a new constitution came to be called for in the mid-1800s, describes the convention, the people who made the constitution, and the differences between the 1816 and 1851 Indiana constitutions.