U.S. Statutes at Large

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SELECT CHARTERS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

Illustrative of American History, 1606–1775

By WILLIAM MACDONALD

Professor of History in Brown University

"This volume . . . supplements the author’s previous work, entitled ’Select Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1776–1861.’ The same sound judgment has been shown in the selection and the editing of the state papers, and the work is essential to every good reference library."

The Outlook.

"Professor MacDonald shows good judgment in his selections, and his book should materially assist the teaching of American history.... It will be a great convenience everywhere." — The Nation.

"The work is a valuable contribution to historical literature, and will interest all students of American history." — The Green Bag.

"Exceedingly valuable. The editor has placed students of American history under deep obligation to him." — Albany Law Journal.

"It has hitherto been exceedingly difficult to obtain copies of important documents bearing upon the colonial history of this country and their presentation in the form of a single book is much to be commended.... A very readable work." — The American Lawyer.

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64–66 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

SELECT DOCUMENTS

Illustrative of the History of the United States

1776–1861

Edited with Notes by WILLIAM MACDONALD

Professor of History in Brown University

"It is a valuable book to students of American History, and, indeed, to all persons who care to discuss our present problems in their historical bearings. We can think of no public document, from the promulgation of the Declaration of Independence to the adoption of the Constitution of the Confederate States, to which frequent reference is made, which is not at least summarized in this volume. The summaries, furthermore, whether of judicial decisions, reports, treatises, messages, or resolutions, are admirably made. It is an invaluable book for every reference library." — The Outlook.

"His aim is to furnish a selection of text available for class use. The need of such a collection is impressed on the minds of the teachers of history in colleges and high schools, for text-books and lectures abound in allusions to, or abstracts of, documents which can really seem living only to those who read the text." — The Nation.

"The recent report of the Committee of Seven of the American Historical Association emphasized the importance of the judicious use of the sources as illustrative material, for the purpose of ’vivifying and vitalizing’ the period studied. All progressive teachers must already have realized for themselves the peculiar force of this recommendation as applied to the study of American history, hence they will welcome Professor MacDonald’s collection of documents. The selections have been carefully and judiciously made."

Annals of the American Academy.

". . . The collection of documents exhibiting our foreign relations is admirable. I do not see how the space could have been better utilized.... The book is to be highly commended. It is a well-winnowed collection of useful material for giving the air of reality to our history."

American Historical Review.

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SELECT STATUTES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

Illustrative of the History of the United States

1861–1898

Edited with Notes by WILLIAM MACDONALD

Professor of History in Brown University

"The political and civil phases of the war; slavery and civil rights; reconstruction and the readmission of the states; legal tender, silver coinage, banking, and finance; the amendments and acts relating thereto; naturalization, polygamy, and Chinese exclusion; the election of senators; the electoral count; the presidential succession; and recent phases of expansion — these subjects indicate the scope and importance of the topics selected. Certain notable presidential messages, like the Venezuelan message of President Cleveland of 1893, are included. The valuable notes and references preceding each document are included in this volume as in the others. Professor MacDonald’s final volume sustains the merit of a series whose usefulness and value have already received wide recognition."

— JAMES A. WOODBURN, in The American Historical Review.

"It is the third of the series covering the whole field of American history which Professor MacDonald has prepared for use in schools and colleges — a series already so well and favorably known that, in characterizing the present volume, it is scarcely necessary to say more than that it does for the period of 1861–1898 essentially what the ’Charters’ did for the colonial period, and the ’Documents’ did for the period 1775–1861.... The work of editing has been well done, and Professor MacDonald is to be congratulated on having completed a task which was so well worth doing." — The Nation.

"The volume is of value, not to students alone, but to lawyers, politicians, newspaper men and, indeed, to all classes of professional men who from time to time may have occasion to refer to these important documents, for the purpose of refreshing the memory, or of establishing a point in doubt or controversy."

The Boston Transcript.

"The book follows the example of others of the series, including acts of Congress, proclamations of the President, amendments to the Constitution, and resolutions of Congress. Much of it — about three-fourths — is devoted to the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Most of the documents are given in full and to all of them notes and references are appended by the editor. The completion of this series cannot fail to make the teaching of American history more satisfactory in both preparatory schools and colleges." — South Atlantic Quarterly.

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A Political and Social History of Modern Europe

By CARLTON J. H. HAYES

Associate Professor of History in Columbia University

A timely, accurate and brilliantly written history of modern Europe from 1500 to the present war, and a really adequate text-book for a college course in Modern European History. Recent happenings, or at least those events of the past which have had a direct bearing upon the present, are given particular emphasis. Beginning with the sixteenth century, the story of the civilization of Modern Europe is carried down the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries with constant crescendo.

As his point of departure the author has chosen the world discoveries, the mighty commercial expansion, and the religious turmoil of Europe in the sixteenth century, for with that date modern world politics and the steady growth of nationalism may be said to begin, and the great central theme of modern history emerges — the rise of the bourgeoisie.

Not only has the author devoted several admirable chapters to social and economic developments, but he has vitalized every part of the narrative by injecting some social or economic explanation of the chief political facts. He has welded political and social history into a real synthesis. The critical bibliographies are unusually suggestive.

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Chicago: "U.S. Statutes at Large," U.S. Statutes at Large in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. William MacDonald (1863-1938) (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), 659–662. Original Sources, accessed May 29, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AH2U7LI4DTHD9K.

MLA: . "U.S. Statutes at Large." U.S. Statutes at Large, in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, edited by William MacDonald (1863-1938), New York, The Macmillan Company, 1916, pp. 659–662. Original Sources. 29 May. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AH2U7LI4DTHD9K.

Harvard: , 'U.S. Statutes at Large' in U.S. Statutes at Large. cited in 1916, Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York, pp.659–662. Original Sources, retrieved 29 May 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AH2U7LI4DTHD9K.