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Washington, DC. Government Printing Office, 1986. Reprint. Fifteenth edition, 1991. Wraps. , 46 pages. Includes an index to the Constitution. Dates to Remember. Signed by previous owner. Sticker residue on front cover. Light yellow highlighting noted. Pervious owner's label removed from table of contents. The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. It was a central event in the memory of the American Revolution. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
New York: Academy of Political Science, 1961. 160, wraps, footnotes, some creasing to spine, top corner of text slightly bentContains an article by Warner R. Schilling on "The H-Bomb Decision: How to Decide Without Actually Choosing," (pp. 24-46), which discusses President Truman's "minimal" 1950 decision after Russia's explosion of a fission bomb on August 26, 1949, and indicates some of the policy consequences that followed. There are also articles on technical and social progress; the Supreme Court and the future of judicial review; Libya; research: an instrument of political power; the artificial revolution in Germany: a case study; and the prevention of gerrymandering.
Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 260 pages. Includes illustrations. Some illustrations in color. Name of previous owner present. Highlighting/underlining. Some ink notes on cover. Spine torn at bottom. Some page discoloration. Cover has some wear and soiling.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. ix, , 300 pages. Tables. Notes. Bibliographical Note. Name Index. Case Index. Index references a ten page section on Theodore Roosevelt and other entries. Index lists significant sections on Presidents Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, among others. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Inscribed by author on fep to Jeff Glassie, dated 1974. Title page has embossed stamp of Jefferson Caffery Glassie. This is believed to have been inscribed to the Jefferson Caffrey Glassie who authored Peace and Forgiveness. In Peace and Forgiveness, Jefferson Glassie tells us how we can have peace of mind and peace in our world. This classic history of the Supreme Court discusses the selection, nomination, and appointment of each of the Justices who have sat on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1789. Abraham provides a fascinating account of the presidential motivations behind each nomination, examining how each appointee's performance on the bench fulfilled, or disappointed, presidential expectations. It is now in its fifth edition, with an expanded title. During the span of his career, Abraham has taught many notable students, including U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D.-Penn.) and Professor Larry J. Sabato.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 135 pages. Discoloration inside hinges and inside margin, slight wear to spine edges. In February of 1839, Portuguese slave hunters abducted a group of Africans from Sierra Leone and shipped them to Cuba, a center for the slave trade. This abduction violated all of the treaties then in existence. Fifty-three Africans were purchased by schooner Amistad for shipment to a Caribbean plantation. The Africans seized the ship, killed the captain and the cook, and ordered the planters to sail to Africa. On August 24, 1839, the Amistad was seized off Long Island by the U.S. brig Washington. The planters were freed and the Africans were imprisoned in New Haven, CT, on charges of murder. The murder charges were dismissed but Africans continued to be held in confinement as the case turned to salvage claims and property rights. President Van Buren was in favor of extraditing the Africans to Cuba. However, abolitionists in the North opposed extradition and raised money to defend the Africans. Claims to the Africans by the planters, the government of Spain, and the captain of the brig led the case to trial in the Federal District Court in Connecticut. The court ruled that the claims to the Africans as property were not legitimate because they were illegally held as slaves. The case went to the Supreme Court in January 1841, and former President John Quincy Adams argued the defendants' case. Adams defended the right of the accused to fight to regain their freedom. The Supreme Court decided in favor of the Africans, and 35 surviving were returned to their homeland.