Hugo L. Black and the Dilemma of American Liberalism (Library of American Biography Series) (2nd Edition)

by Tony Freyer


In the newest addition to the Library of American Biography Series, Tony Freyer’s biography of Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black chronicles the life and work of this critical figure in American legal history. Hugo Black’s journey from the rural planes of Alabama to his eventual seat on the Supreme Court parallels the United States’ own path towards modernity.

Freyer’s narrative allows students to understand the themes of industrialism, immigration and imperialism through the life of a complex and remarkable man. The book is an engaging and illuminating supplement to any U.S. History Survey course. A concise yet comprehensive book, Hugo L. Black and the Dilemma of American Liberalism offers students a deeper understanding of American Liberalism in the 20th century and the conflict between civil liberties and state welfare.

The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

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