This Constitution of Ours. Florence Ellinwood Allen.

This Constitution of Ours

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1940). Cloth hardcover. Octavo. x, 198 pages. Very good in a good dust jacket. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in silver, rose-colored topstain. Faint foxing to endpapers, shallow extremity bumps. Jacket has some silverfishing to top margin of rear panel, a bit more on spine, and just few other spots to top edge of front panel and upper fore edge fold. Some moderate browning to dust jacket.

Judge Allen was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Roosevelt in 1934, and upon confirmation became the first woman to serve on the Article III appellate bench.

Judge Allen writes about the Constitution in the richly human terms of daily life at a time of vital significance in American life. She addresses questions of freedom, separation of powers, war powers, civil liberties, and effects of Democracy under the Constitution. The Constitution as amended to the time ins included as an Appendix.


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