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Paradoxes of the Highest Science

Eliphas Levi


Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man

Friedrich Schiller


The Diplomatic Background of the War

Charles Seymour


Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Hermenie Templeton Kavanagh


American history told by contemporaries ...

by Albert Bushnell Hart

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Edward McPherson, The Political History of the United States during the Period of Reconstruction. Washington, 1871.

Edward McPherson, A Hand-Book of Politics (biennial volumes,omitting 1870). Washington, 1868-1894. — The above three series are made up of excellent selections or abstracts from the political documents of the time, — statutes, proclamations, speeches, letters, orders, decisions of the courts, political platforms, debates, etc.

Edmund Clarence Stedman and Ellen Mackay Hutchinson,editors, A Library of American Literature, from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. 11 vols. New York, 1888-1890. — Vols. VI-XI on the period 1845-1890. These volumes are to a large degree literary rather than historical, but they include some excellent contemporary narratives on the slavery conflict and the Civil War.

United States, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 10 vols. Washington, 1896-1899. — A valuable official publication, poorly edited by James D. Richardson, containing all the presidents' messages and proclamations except nominations for office. Sold by the government at cost.

United States, Congressional Globe.: containing Sketches of the Debates and Proceedings. 109 vols. Washington, 1835-1873. — Contains the debates from 1833 to 1873.

United States, Congressional Record. 34 vols. Washington, 1873-1901.— Contains the debates and proceedings in full from 1873.

6. A Good Library of Sources

FOR an intelligent study of the political history of the United States, the first necessity is access to the most important government records. Exact titles of these publications are found in Channing and Hart's Guide, § 30. Odd volumes and partial sets are common and may be very useful.

OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES

1790- 1854. B. R. Curtis, Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States; with Notes and a Digest. 22 vols. Boston, 1881. — Condensed reports.

1855-1862. Samuel F. Miller, Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States. 4 vols. Washington, 1874—1875. — Condensed reports, in continuation of Curtis.

1863-1874. John William Wallace, Cases Argued and Adjudged. 23 vols. Washington, 1870-1876.

1875-1882. William T. Otto, Cases Argued and Adjudged. 17 vols. Boston, 1876-1883. — Also bears the title, United States Reports, Supreme Court, Vols. 91-107.

1882-1899. J. C. Bancroft Davis, United States Reports. Vols. 108-178. 71 vols. New York, etc., 1884-1900.

1791- 1897. Official Opinions of the Attorneys-General of the United States. 21 vols. Washington, 1852-1898.

1833-1873. United States, Congressional Globe: containing Sketches of the Debates and Proceedings. 109 vols. Washington, 1835-1873. — Contains the debates from 1833 on.

1789-1900. United States, Statutes at Large. 31 vols. Boston, etc., 18501900. — The official text of statutes from 1789 to 1900.

1789-1897. United States, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 10 vols. Washington, 1896-1899. — A valuable official publication, poorly edited by James D. Richardson, containing all the presidents' messages and proclamations except nominations for office. Sold by the government at cost.

1873-1900. United States, Congressional Record. 34 vols. Washington, 1873-1901. — Official reports of debates.

DIARIES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

In comparison with earlier times, the period after 1845 's very deficient in materials of this kind, except during the Civil War.

[Thomas Hart Benton], Thirty Years'' View; or, A History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850. 2 vols. New York, etc., 1854-1856.


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