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Tucker, John Randolph:

AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE SOCIETY OF ALUMNI OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING, HELD IN THE ROTUNDA, ON THE 28TH JUNE, 1851.

Ellyson, Richmond: 1851 64pp, stitched. Original printed wrappers [moderate wear], spotted, about Good+. Tucker was a State-Rights Democrat, lawyer, and law professor who, in a few years, would become Virginia's Attorney General. After the War, "he appeared before the federal Supreme Court oftener, with one exception, than any other Virginian during this period" and, though a strict constructionist, represented the Chicago anarchists there. DAB. He became President of the American Bar Association and wrote "the ablest treatise on the Constitution from the standpoint of the strict constructionist school." Marke 404. Here he reviews the "position the action of Virginia occupies in the history of the progress of free institutions." Virginia has stood for "individualism and liberty" by opposing "despotic and centralized power." Analyzing events leading to the Constitution, he concludes that, during the Revolution, Virginia was an "entirely independent" State, a "complete political unity." In adopting the Constitution, it formed a compact with other sovereign States. "The bristling ranks of centralism" may force Virginia to exercise its undoubted right to secede. Its support of slavery permits the forces of capital and labor to live in harmony. FIRST EDITION. Haynes 18704. 603 NUC 0372420 [7]. Not in Sabin, Swem, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Decker, LCP, BEAL.


Book Id: 11246

Price: $250.00

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