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A Complete Political History of the United States
THE AMERICAN STATESMAN:
A POLITICAL HISTORY, exhibiting the Nature, Origin and Practical Operation of Constitu.
tional Government in the United States ; the Rise and Progress of Parties; and the views of Distinguished Statesmen on Questions of Foreign and Domestic Policy.
BY ANDREW W. YOUNG.
Large 8vo. Library, Sheep. Price $3 50. This work embraces the whole period of our governmental history, commencing with the brief “compact” drawn up by the “ Pilgrim Fathers " before their landing, down to the present administration.
It presents the views of our ablest Statesmen, and the action of the Government on all the prominent questions of public policy which have arisen under the Constitution, and which have divided the people into parties.
An important feature of the work is, that on controverted questions, whether involving Con. stitutional principles or mere considerations of policy, the main arguments on both sides are impartially given, and submitted without comment to the judgment of the reader.
Subjoined to the work is an Appendix, containing the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, a statement of the Electoral Votes that have been given for the different candidates for the Presidency, etc., etc.
[From the N. Y. Tribune.] “The author has performed his difficult task with that laborious care and conscientious fidelity, which those acquainted with his previous works must confidently anticipate in any production
There are tens of thousands—nay, hundreds of thousands--of youth in our land, whose daily duties do not afford them leisure to wade through shelves of Niles' Registers, Annual Registers, Washington's, Jefferson's, Madison's, Calhoun s, Benton's and other letters and papers, in order to gain a clear and comprehensive view of the main questions which have successively divided our statesmen and our countrymen generally. But the farmer's son by the winter fireside, the apprentice at his hours of leisure, the clerk in the duller season for business, may make himself thoroughly familiar with Mr. Young's book, and thus become better informed respecting the past political history of our country than so many as one-third of those now exercising the right of suffrage. And as the same questions, substantially, reappeared from age to age though under different auspices, and often with a change of sides among those contending for the mastery, this unassuming Statesman' will prove to most of them emphatically useful and instructive. We heartily commend it to general attention and perusal.”
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