Party Government in the United States of America

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PREFACE

ALL but a few of the chapters in this volume were delivered in German at the Universities of Berlin and Munich. The author was Roosevelt Professor for the academic year 1912-13. The were prepared for an audience of German students, without thought of publication, and were based both largely and freely on three books: Johnston's American Politics, several times edited and enlarged by the present writer; Bryce's American Politics, and Ford's Rise and Growth of American Politics. The other available authorities were also consulted and used. In their German from the lectures found favor with the general as well as the academic public, and were published last year by Koehler in Leipsic. By the request of Messrs. Harper & Brothers they now appear in English, revised and brought down to date. The selection, arrangement, and treatment of material are the author's. He desires to express his grateful acknowledgment of indebtedness to the predecessors whose labors made possible the performance of a difficult but pleasant task. The work has been done primarily for student and teachers whose field is the development of American institutions; but likewise for serious readers desirous of understanding how our government has come to assume its present form. Having met with success abroad, it is hoped that the book will prove of even higher value at home.

WILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE.

NEW YORK, July 31, 1914

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