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The Resource American founding son : John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, Gerard N. Magliocca

American founding son : John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, Gerard N. Magliocca

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American founding son : John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment
Title
American founding son
Title remainder
John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Gerard N. Magliocca
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: John Bingham was the architect of the rebirth of the United States following the Civil War. A leading antislavery lawyer and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote the most important part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights and equality to all Americans. He was also at the center of two of the greatest trials in history, giving the closing argument in the military prosecution of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. And more than any other man, Bingham played the key role in shaping the Union's policy towards the occupied ex-Confederate States, with consequences that still haunt our politics. American Founding Son provides the most complete portrait yet of this remarkable statesman. Drawing on his personal letters and speeches, the book traces Bingham's life from his humble roots in Pennsylvania through his career as a leader of the Republican Party. Gerard N. Magliocca argues that Bingham and his congressional colleagues transformed the Constitution that the Founding Fathers created, and did so with the same ingenuity that their forbears used to create a more perfect union in the 1780s. In this book, Magliocca restores Bingham to his rightful place as one of our great leaders
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Magliocca, Gerard N
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4558 14th
LC item number
.M34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1815-1900
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bingham, John Armor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bingham, John Armor
  • United States.
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
Label
American founding son : John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, Gerard N. Magliocca
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223103986833
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : measuring a man -- Group think -- Franklin College -- Lawyer and whig -- Republican congressman -- And the war came -- The trial of the century -- The Fourteenth Amendment -- Reconstruction and impeachment -- Farewell to Washington -- Ambassador -- Obscurity -- Conclusion : legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 295 pages
Isbn
9780814761458
Lccn
2013010671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 835619319
  • (OCoLC)835619319
Label
American founding son : John Bingham and the invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, Gerard N. Magliocca
Publication
Bar code
31223103986833
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : measuring a man -- Group think -- Franklin College -- Lawyer and whig -- Republican congressman -- And the war came -- The trial of the century -- The Fourteenth Amendment -- Reconstruction and impeachment -- Farewell to Washington -- Ambassador -- Obscurity -- Conclusion : legacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 295 pages
Isbn
9780814761458
Lccn
2013010671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 835619319
  • (OCoLC)835619319

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