Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Emma Lou Thornbrough
In this study I have attempted to present the reaction of a Northern state, Indiana, to the movement for the adoption and ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The significance of such a study results from the position of this amendment as the foundation of the Republican party's programs of national reconstruction and of Indiana as an important state in the movement for ratification. Of necessity, such a presentation involves a careful examination of the background of the two major political parties in Indiana as well as an investigation of the attitude of the state with regard to earch of the problems with which the Fourteenth Amendment attempted to deal.
Shade, Ellsworth, "Indiana and the Adoption and Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment" (1961). Graduate Thesis Collection. 305.