USF Library Presentations and Lectures

Title

Pigs, Pot, and Policy: The Creation of Florida's Modern Constitution

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Interviewer

USF Libraries Florida Studies Center

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Publication Date

8-22-2014

Abstract

On July 31, 2014, Mary Adkins, the 2014 Riordan Fellow, discussed her research into the creation of Florida's first modern constitution in 1968, and the subsequent constitution revision commissions that have wrestled with Florida's challenging issues in the ensuing decades. She described how Florida was able to go from a backwards, backwoods government to a forward-looking, widely admired reform government in just a few years, and how the very constitutional features that brought the government closer to the people may have backfired. The Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Fellowship awards $2,500 for a month-long, in-residence research fellowship to an M.A. student or Ph.D. candidate engaged in thesis or dissertation research on a Florida studies topic. The successful applicant is invited to share his or her research in congenial public forums during the fellowship period.

Keywords

Politics and government, Law, History

Description

1 electronic resource (42:01 min.).

Subject: topical

Politics and government; Law; History

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

MovingImage

Format

video/mp4

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

USF Library Presentations and Lectures

Identifier

U41-00014

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