Preface [chapter]

1957 Special District Governments in the United States  
Special districts have been too long neglected in the study of government in the United States. This book is an attempt to rectify this situation and fill many of the voids of information and interpretation in a basic phase of American government. The work has been arduous and time-consuming because many fragments of knowledge, some difficult to locate, have had to be pieced together. The project has spanned several years. This written record is the result of analyzing and blending data
more » ... from several sources: many laws and court decisions, widely scattered and frequently elusive written materials in a broad range of subjects, field interviews with public officials and private citizens, and field observations of district organizations and operations from coast to coast.
doi:10.1525/9780520313750-002 fatcat:cjonzzdaqrcgnmlnq4cf3gagqq