The Opening of Galleries at the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1766.

Chang, Allister.

2011

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  • Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award Winner, 2012. The galleries today hold a skewed legacy as a pioneering democratic institution. Prevalent claims that the Massachusetts House galleries were the first example of public legislative processes in the English speaking world are incorrect. These claims focus solely on the question of whether or not the Massachusetts legislature established ga... read more
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