Lieber, Francis. On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Enlarged edition in one volume. Originally published: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.. 1859. xix, -629 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584770701; ISBN-10: 1584770708. Hardcover. New. $26.95 * "In these volumes Lieber presented the first systematic works on political science that appeared in America... he retains credit as a notable pioneer with wide influence in more than one generation." DAB VI:236-238. Widely read and used as a textbook, this is the best known of Lieber's work. Lieber [1800-1872], a German scholar and political activist who suffered persecution from the Prussians, was early associated with the historian Niebuhr. He immigrated to the United States in 1827, and his writings, among them an encyclopedia that was the foundation of the Encyclopedia Britannica, advanced his reputation. He became professor of history and political economy at South Carolina College, and was later appointed to the same chair in Columbia College. In 1865 he moved to Columbia Law School, where he became a prominent political philosopher and consultant to the Union government, due to his influential writings on military law. Enlarged edition in one volume, having first been published in two volumes in 1853. Dictionary of American Biography VI:236-238.
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