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101 CURRIE, DAVID P. The Constitution Of The United States: A Primer For The People.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2000. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A masterly introduction to the United States Constitution, this slim book leads the reader through a concise overview of the document's individual articles and amendments. With clear and accessible language, Currie then examines each of the three branches of the federal government and explains the relation between the federal and state governments. He analyzes those constitutional provisions that are designed to protect citizens from governmental interference, such as the due process and equal protection clauses and the confusing first amendment provisions respecting the separation of church and state, and includes discussions of judicial review and freedom of speech and of the press. A sympathetic yet critical guide, Currie's book enables students and laypersons to understand one of the cornerstones of the Western political tradition. The second edition, along with an updated chronology and bibliography, incorporates the Supreme Court decisions over the past decade that have affected constitutional interpretation. "Superb . . . highly recommended for those seeking a reliable, understandable, and useful introduction to our constitution."—Appellate Practice Journal and Update Contents Preface 1. Introduction Congress The President The Courts The Bill of Rights Later Amendments 2. Judicial Review Origin and Justification Scope and Limitations 3. Federalism Federal Powers The Commerce Clause and State Authority Intergovernmental Immunities 4. The Separation of Powers The Rule of Law Military Powers Independent Agencies 5. Due Process of Law Procedural Requirements Substantive Due Process Alternative Theories 6. Equality Racial Discrimination and Segregation Affirmative Action and De Facto Discrimination Nonracial Classifications State Action The Right to Vote 7. Freedom of Speech and of the Press Content Regulation Time, Place, and Manner Regulations 8. Church and State The Free Exercise of Religion Establishment of Religion 9. Conclusion Appendix A: Chronology Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States Notes Bibliography Index 
Price: 16.63 USD
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102 DARY, DAVID; NAPOLETANO, AL M. (PEN-AND-INK DRAWINGS). Entrepreneurs Of The Old West.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1986. 0394524055 / 9780394524054 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
We see how pioneer businessmen brought to the American West the institutions of the East, adapted them to the conditions at hand, enlarged upon them, and changed their character, evolving an interpretation of the American dream that equated success with material wealth - an interpretation that still shapes the image we hold of ourselves. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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103 DAVIDSON, MARSHALL B. Life In America - In Two Volume Set.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston in Association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1951. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjackets. Very good condition. 
A picture of American life as a whole - a picture composed of many pictures - which would glow with the sombre integrity of an Eakins and ring with the joyousness of a Whitman. Highly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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104 DAVIS, BURKE. The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating Facts.
The Fairfax Press, New York: 1982. 0517371510 / 9780517371510 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
From the vast panorama of Mr. Davis' material comes an exciting new concept of the Civil War---that romantic, still-alive conflict that promises to keep its grasp on the American imagination. Includes drawings by Raymond Houlihan. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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105 DAVIS, DAVID BRION; MINTZ, STEVEN. The Boisterous Sea Of Liberty: A Documentary History Of America From Discovery Through The Civil War.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford: 1998. 0195116690 / 9780195116694 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In historical writing, there's no substitute for primary sources such as letters and diaries of eyewitnesses and participants. But all too often those sources are handled as minor adjuncts to a text, appearing in truncated form with so little context provided that the immediacy of the material is diluted. The Boisterous Sea of Liberty takes the direct approach of celebrating the primary sources, offering 366 separate documents from colonial times to the Civil War, each presented with a brief yet substantive introduction that provides context as well as entertaining background information about the writers and their subjects. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.26 USD
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106 DAVIS, KENNETH C. Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need To Know About American History But Never Learned.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York: 2003. 0060083816 / 9780060083816 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 37.29 USD
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107 DE LA PENA, JOSE ENRIQUE. With Santa Anna: A Personal Narrative Of The Revolution.
Texas A& M University Press, College Station: 1975 0890960011 / 9780890960011 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This remarlkable eyewitness account of the Texas Revolution, written by an intelligent and perceptive officer on Santa Anna's staffn and now available for the first time in English, contains much that will surprise, even shock, many readers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 84.08 USD
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108 DE MOHRENSCHILDT, GEORGE; RINELLA, MICHAEL A. (EDITED AND ANNOTATED). Lee Harvey Oswald As I Knew Him.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Let us hope that this book, poorly written and disjointed, but sincere, will help to clear up our relationship with our dear, dead friend Lee. Thus concludes a largely forgotten manuscript appended to Volume XII of the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Lee, of course, was Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of having assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963—and whose closest friend, many have argued, was Dallas resident George de Mohrenschildt. For years following Kennedys assassination there were rumors and assumptions—some started by de Mohrenschildt himself—that this colorful, larger-than-life European migr possessed a key to understanding Oswalds alleged actions. The reflections presented here, recorded between 1969 and his death in 1977, was de Mohrenschildts attempt to recover the humanity of a friend he believed had been demonized as simply an insane killer. In a series of recollections about his brief friendship with Oswald and his wife Marina between the fall of 1962 and the spring of 1963, de Mohrenschildt recalls conversations about Lees time in Minsk, about political issues of the day, particularly Latin America, and the Oswalds turbulent and troubled marriage. He discusses the assassination and its aftermath, including his lengthy 1964 Warren Commission testimony, appearance on NBC television, and concludes with his own speculations about the possibility of a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy and the question of Oswalds involvement. Threaded throughout are de Mohrenschildts reflections on the corrosive effects of his friendship with the Oswalds on his and his wife Jeannes personal and professional lives, first in 1964 and then echoing right up to the completion of this manuscript in 1976. George de Mohrenschildt was born in 1911 in the present-day Republic of Belarus, and immigrated to the United States in 1938, sixteen years after his family escaped to Poland from the Soviet Union. Fluent in several languages and already well-educated, he received a masters degree in petroleum geology from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1945. In 1952, he moved to Dallas, where he livedwith a few years sojourn in Haitiuntil 1977, when, shortly after learning that a congressional committee investigating the assassinations of the 1960s wanted him to testify, he took his own life. "The title says it all: here we have a testimonial on Oswald, by a primary source, whose friendship with JFK's alleged assassin provides an intimate view of a young man who was very difficult to know . . . a unique and significant new source in a crowded field and one that will be cited frequently. "—John Prados, author of The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power "Rinella's efforts are impressive. His engaging introduction and annotations make de Mohrenschildt's intriguing memoir much more readable and comprehensible . . . The book will be widely read. "—Loch K. Johnson, author of America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society Deftly edited and annotated by Michael Rinella, whose introduction also supplies critical background information and context, this once unwieldy, grammatically quirky, and eccentrically organized text can now be seen for the valuable biographical, social, and historical document it actually is. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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109 DE PAUW, LINDA GRANT. Founding Mothers: Women Of America In The Revolutionary Era.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1975. 0395701090 / 9780395701096 Seventeenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Presents the lives of ordinary women of the eighteenth century in great depth and detail. The author has filled the book with humorous and fascinating particulars about women's rights and the things women experienced in everyday living. "An uncommonly vivid view of U.S. history." - Booklist. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.30 USD
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110 DE TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS. Democracy In America - Volume 1.
Vintage Books, New York: 1945. This is the Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen and now further corrected and edited with an Introduction, Editorial Notes, and Bibliography s Softcover. Clean reading copy. 
A treatise on government by the people in America in the 1830s. "It is, perhaps, the greatest work ever written on one country by the citizen of another." - Harold Laski. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.94 USD
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111 DE TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS. Democracy In America - Volume 2.
Vintage Books, New York: September 13, 1954. s Softcover. Volume 2 only of a two volume set. Reading copy with ink marks. 
"It is, perhaps, the greatest work ever written on one country by the citizen of another." Harold Laski. This is the Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen and now further corrected and edited with an Introduction, Editorial Notes, and Bibliography by Phillips Bradley. Includes an Index to volume 2. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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112 DE TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS; HEFFNER, RICHARD D. ( SPECIALLY EDITED AND ABRIDGED FOT THE MODERN READER BY). Democracy In America.
s Softcover. Clean reading copy. 
A treatise on government by the people in America in the 1830s. "It is, perhaps, the greatest work ever written on one country by the citizen of another." - Harold Laski. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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113 DEGLER, CARL N. (EDITOR). Pivotal Interpretations Of American History: Two Volume Set.
Harper Torchbooks, New York: 1966 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Contains essays that detail the American experience from the Puritans through Western Isolationism. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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114 DENNIS, FRANK L. The Lincoln-douglas Debates.
Mason/Charter, New York: 1974. 0884050629 / 9780884050629 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 42.75 USD
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115 DEROSA, MARSHALL L. The Confederate Constitution Of 1861: An Inquiry Into American Constitutionalism.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 1991. 0826208126 / 9780826208125 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. Name of previous owner appears on halftitle page. 
Helps us to understand Southern constitutionalism in matters quite distinct from the issue of slavery. Indirectly, this book serves to illuminate the intellectual origins of the Constitution of the United States. Includes an Index. 
Price: 31.17 USD
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116 DEVOTO, BERNARD. The Year Of Decision: 1846.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1943. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is more than a chronicle, more than a simple narration of events. This is human, alive, vibrant, full of characters whose lives and personalities had so great an influence on America's growth. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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117 DOS PASSOS, JOHN. The Men Who Made The Nation.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1957. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a little tear to the back. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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118 DOWDEY, CLIFFORD. Death Of A Nation: The Story Of Lee And His Men At Gettysburg.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1988. 0935523154 / 9780935523157 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 16.63 USD
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119 DOWNEY, TOM, Planting A Capitalist South: Masters, Merchants, And Manufacturers In The Southern Interior, 1790-1860.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2009. First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Planting a Capitalist South, Tom Downey effectively challenges the idea that commercial and industrial interests did little to alter the planter-dominated political economy of the Old South. By analyzing the interplay of planters, merchants, and manufacturers, Downey characterizes the South as a sphere of contending types of capitalists: agrarians with land and slaves versus commercial and industrial owners of banks, railroads, stores, and factories. His book focuses on the central Savannah River Valley of western South Carolina. An influential political and economic region and the home of some of the South's leading states' rights and proslavery ideologues, it also spawned a number of inland commercial towns, one of the nation's first railroads, and a robust wage-labor community. As such, western South Carolina provides a unique opportunity for looking at contrasting economic forces solely within the boundaries of the South—slavery vs. free labor, industrial vs. agricultural, urban vs. rural. A revisionary study, Planting a Capitalist South offers clear evidence of a burgeoning transition to capitalist society in the Old South. "This is a pathbreaking book, well grounded in the appropriate documentary record. Downey. . . offers an exciting and fresh perspective on an old problem of vital importance, the relationship between businessmen and planters in the Old South."—American Historical Review "A well-written and well-thought piece of historiography showing in microcosm how a new synthesis of antebellum southern history should be conceived."—Enterprise and Society "Well written and researched, Downey's excellent work will add greater nuance to our picture of the social and economic life of the Old South, particularly our picture of the emerging southern middle class."—Georgia Historical Quarterly A native of Ohio and fourteen-year resident of South Carolina, Tom Downey now lives in New Jersey, where he is assistant editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton University. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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120 DRIMMER, FREDERICK (EDITOR). Captured By The Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870.
Dover Publications, New York: 1985. 0486249018 / 9780486249018 Reprint edition. Originally published under the title of Scalps and Tomahawks: Narratives of Indian Captivity. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Here are unforgettable true accounts of grisly tortures, bloody conflicts, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes...even the adoption of captives into Indian tribes. By inference, the chronicles also offer a revealing picture of Indian culture - love, marriage, witchcraft, burial rituals, and much more - as well as a rare glimpse of the hardships of frontier life and the forces that shaped America's pioneer spirit. 
Price: 7.12 USD
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