Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
A rapidly increasing urban population and a serious difference of opinion as to the method of controlling municipalities has given increasing important to the problem of city government. Since legal opinion has, almost without exception, placed cities under the control of state legislatures, the study of the government of any municipality may well begin with an examination of the role the legislature has played in its regulation. The study of laws of a community is of value for the indirect light they throw on existing political, economic, and social conditions. A knowledge of the laws governing a municipality is an effectual aid in the correct evaluation of source material, especially that found in newspapers.
Zika, Irene S., "Some Aspects of Territorial and State Legislative Control of the Municipal Government of Omaha (1857-1875)" (1946). Student Work. 2248.
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