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Before and Beyond Phil West’s Secrets and Scandals

Posted by Library Blog on 11/21/2014 at 11:54 AM

In addition to Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006 (KFR405 .W47 2014), by former executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island Phil West, the Law Library has some great reads on Rhode Island history! 

Noted Rhode Island historian Patrick T. Conley is author and or editor of several books covering Rhode Island’s unique constitutional history as well as its significant players.  Among the books authored by Mr. Conley are the following:     

Rhode Island Constitutional Development, 1636-1775: A Survey, KFR401.5 .C66 1968

Democracy in Decline: Rhode Island’s Constitutional Development 1776-1841, KFR401.5 .C66 1977

Liberty and Justice: A History of Law and Lawyers in Rhode Island, 1636-1998, KFR78.L53 C66 1998

Neither Separate Nor Equal: Legislature and Executive in Rhode Island Constitutional History, KFR78.L53 C66 1998

Eminent Rhode Islanders: Biographical Profiles of the Inductee to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, Reference F78 .C66 2001

Joseph R. Weisberger: A Life in the Law, KFR525 .C66 2001

Rhode Island in Rhetoric and Reflection: Public Addresses and Essays, KFR401.5 .C66 2002

The Rhode Island Home Front in the Civil War Era, F79. R56 2013 (co-authored with former Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams)