Commentaries on the Constitution 1790 1860

Author: Elizabeth Kelley Bauer
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781886363663
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

Bauer, Elizabeth Kelley. Commentaries on the Constitution 1790-1860. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. 400 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-45409. ISBN 1-886363-66-8. Cloth. $95. * A thorough survey and examination of the "formal commentaries" on the Constitution that were written as summaries of official pronouncements by proponents of the two major schools of constitutional interpretation before the Civil War--the nationalist Northern school as evidenced by the Marshall-Story decisions in the Supreme Court, and the Southern states rights advocates who lacked an equal spokesman. As this important study places the commentaries in a historical context by comparing their theories, examining their impact and their roots in the lives of the authors, it serves to illustrate "the early divergence between the North and South in theoretical discussions of the nature of the Union, and eventually lead to the constitutional justification of Southern secession." From the Preface.


Author: Ena Veronica Lindner Swain
ISBN: 9780359139835
Release Date: 2018-10-07

This groundbreaking volume is an extraordinarily compelling and superbly well-annotated depiction of the birth of the Abolition Movement in North America in one extraordinary community: Germantown and its environs in Southeastern Pennsylvania, from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. The author presents a rich tapestry of vignettes, exhaustively researched, to illustrate the contributions of abolitionists whose agency fueled Abolitionism.

Knock and Wait a While

Author: William Rawle Weeks
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: UCAL:$B106158
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Intelligence officers

" ... U.S. Intelligence Case Officer Packard Gray steps from an airplane at Frankfurt Airport on his way to one assignment and is drawn inescapably in another direction into a net of personal involvement, clandestine operations, international cunning and violence that he wanted no part of."--Jacket.

A Memoir of William Rawle LL D

Author: Thomas Isaac Wharton
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1391742788
Release Date: 2018-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Excerpt from A Memoir of William Rawle, LL. D: President of the Historical Society, &C In the M. S. To'which I have before referred, 'there are some recollections of the latter part of the 18th century, which may not be improperly introduced here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.