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The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash Paperback – March 25, 2014

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300205821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300205824
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Magliocca has written an excellent constitutional history of a pivotal period in American law... The book is highly recommended for those interested in the political contests of the 1890's and in the evolution of American constitutional law.' (James L. Hunt, The Journal of American History)"

About the Author

Gerard N. Magliocca is Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis.

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I am the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. My latest book, which was profiled on C-Span's Book TV, is a biography of John Bingham, the framer of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution and one of the prosecutors in the trial of John Wilkes Booth's accomplices. My next book will be about the Bill of Rights.

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This book is an enormously interesting and thought provoking look at the impact of the Bryan-lead populist political movement in the last decade of 19th century America and the extent to which the establishment's fear of it, as manifested in a series of Supreme Court decisions including Plessy Ferguson, changed the arc of constitutional evolution.
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