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  • Bryce, James.
    THE AMERICAN COMMONWEALTH (2 volumes)

    Edition: Second edition, revised, 25th and 21st thousandth, respectively.

    New York & London: Macmillan, 1891. Hardcover - While originally written to provide to European readers salient information on the structure and life of the United States, this has long been considered a classic work in its area. Bryce based it on several tours of the United States which he made in the 1870's and 1880's. This second edition omits the controversial chapter on Tammany, which was the subject of a possible law suit, and includes some corrections to the first ediiton. Volume One focuses on the national, state and local governments. Volume Two is a study of the political system - with many chapters on the party system, including rings, bosses, corruption, fights against 'the machine', etc -…

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    New York & London: Macmillan, 1891. Hardcover - While originally written to provide to European readers salient information on the structure and life of the United States, this has long been considered a classic work in its area. Bryce based it on several tours of the United States which he made in the 1870's and 1880's. This second edition omits the controversial chapter on Tammany, which was the subject of a possible law suit, and includes some corrections to the first ediiton. Volume One focuses on the national, state and local governments. Volume Two is a study of the political system - with many chapters on the party system, including rings, bosses, corruption, fights against 'the machine', etc - and on the social institutions, including chapters on the railroads, equality, the pleasantness of American life and its uniformity. Index. 724, 764 pp.

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    Condition: Very good- in dark blue cloth with gold lettering and bands on the spine (hinges cracked,.some wear to the ends of the spine, bumping and wear to the corners, but tight and sturdy.)

    Book ID: 27422
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  • THE DISSENTERS: Voices from Contemporary America. by Gwaltney, John Langston.
    Gwaltney, John Langston.
    THE DISSENTERS: Voices from Contemporary America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book by the African American anthropologist best known as the author 'Drylongso.' Unlike that book, which focused on the black American experience, this includes conversations with Americans of all races and all walks of life, involved in many forms of dissent from a Unitarian minister in Massachusetts who sets up a chapter of Sanctuary to a white woman bus driver who drove the whole busload of pot-smoking teenagers to the police station to a woman trying to uncover the truth of her father's death after he had been subjected by the Army to unauthorized chemical experiments. Photographs. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-394-527259.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (dj folds slightly offcenter.)

    Book ID: 51137
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