The Mississippi State Constitution: A Reference Guide
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - 172 pages
Part I begins with the original constitution in 1817 and traces developments and changes in the 1832, 1869, and 1890 constitutions and points to the needs for contemporary reform. Part II consists of the full text of the constitution with an article-by-article commentary. The volume uses court cases and interpretive opinion of attorneys-general over the past century to demonstrate changes in Mississippi's fundamental law. The bibliographical essay refers to important sources for further reading about the constitution and Mississippi history.