Among the Law-Makers Government 1886

Among the Law-Makers Government 1886


Among the Law-Makers. Edmund Alton, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886.


U.S. Politics & Government / Congress
U.S. House of Representatives

Vintage from the 19th century

The 1886 book Among the Lawmakers combined a memoir of a Page in Congress and a children’s textbook on government. The author interspersed descriptions of how the various branches of government function with colorful descriptions of his experience as a Senate page.

Late 19th century introduction to the US Congress and its workings, geared toward young adults and not-so-young adults. Touching upon interesting features of Congressional powers and procedures, the book is designed to educate the reader sufficiently to have a knowledgeable and critical view of the Legislative branch.

The working of the national government, from the standpoint of a page in Congress. "The larger part of the contents of this volume appeared originally as a serial in St. Nicholas."--Pref.

Green cover with red & gilt cover illustrations and some decoration to spine. About 8 x 6 with 308 pp. plus ads. Lightly rubbed front board with moderate rubbing at rear and a bumped front top corner tip. Secure binding with a couple tiny gutter tears at front endpaper, and original owner name/1886 date at front endpaper. Illustrated. Scarce!