Authors are sought to contribute to The Uniting States: The Story of Statehood for the 50 United States of America to be published by Greenwood Press. Manuscript Completion Date: September 30, 2003.
The Uniting States brings together the unique stories of each of the 50 united states’ journey into statehood in a single monograph. Based on primary federal and state sources, each essay tells the real story of the people and the issues behind the debate for statehood. Authors are needed for the following state essays:
Text: The text will consist of 51, 12,000-word (app.) essays. The first introductory essay will discuss the national and international environment as well as important local themes in which the United States expanded to 50 states. The essays on each state, in chronological order of statehood, based largely on primary federal and state sources, footnoted, and with a bibliography, will follow this template:
a brief presentation of national and international issues surrounding statehood with an opening transition from the previous state accepted into the union
a discussion of the process of becoming a territory, including the enabling legislation and the territorial government that ensued (or, in the case of the original colonies, a brief discussion of colonial development and government)
a description of the role of key local players, for and against union, in the statehood debate, including the role of Congress
a detailed presentation of key state/local issues surrounding statehood including native American and other ethnic group issues
a description of the role of state political parties in the statehood process
a presentation of the development of the state constitution(s)
a presentation of final congressional and presidential actions on statehood
a concluding summary of the major issues surrounding statehood and their outcomes.
Authors will submit one double-spaced paper copy and one diskette of the 12,000-word manuscript for each state in Microsoft Word for editing no later than July 1, 2003. The format should follow Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Notes should be placed at the end of the manuscript.
Benjamin F. Shearer, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, The Uniting States
3700 Longchamp Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone:(850)877-3409 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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