Hugo Black: A Biography

Hugo Black: A Biography

By: Mr. Roger K. Newman (author)Paperback

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The extraordinary story of a man who bestrode his era like a colossus, Hugo Black is the first and only comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice of thirty four years, (1886-1971). Once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Black became one of the most celebrated and important civil libertarians in the history of the United States and the chief twentieth-century proponent of the First Amendment. Newman presents us with the long odyssey of Hugo Black, capturing the man as he was-a brilliant trial lawyer, the investigating senator called by one reporter a walking encyclopedia with a Southern accent,and the wily politician and astute justice who led the redirection of American law toward the protection of the individual.

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Roger K. Newman, a Research Scholar at New York University School of Law, has taught Constitutional Law at New York University and was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780823217861
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 741
  • ID: 9780823217861
  • weight: 1050
  • ISBN10: 0823217868

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