The people's martyr : Thomas Wilson Dorr and his 1842 Rhode Island rebellion /
"In 1840s Rhode Island, the state's seventeenth-century colonial charter remained in force and restricted suffrage to property owners, effectively disenfranchising 60 percent of potential voters. Thomas Wilson Dorr's failed attempt to rectify that situation through constitutional reform ultimately l...
|Main Author:||Chaput, Erik J.|
Lawrence, Kansas :
University Press of Kansas,