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State Documents On Federal Relations: The States And The United States
by Herman Vandenburg Ames
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Ames, Herman V., Editor. State Documents on Federal Relations: The States and the United States. Philadelphia: Department of History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1906. 320 pp. Reprint available February 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-558-4. ISBN-10: 1-58477-558-0. Cloth. $85. * This work, focusing on the years 1789-1861, "comprises typical papers covering the official action of various states in different sections of the country, relative to the chief political and constitutional issues in our history. The documents have been selected especially with a view to illustrate the development of the doctrines of broad and strict construction, the prevalence of the 'compact theory' of the Constitution and the doctrine of 'State Rights,' State opposition to the Federal Judiciary, and the different phases of the slavery controversy, culminating in the secession movement.": Preface.
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