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By Gerard N. Magliocca

ISBN-10: 0814761453

ISBN-13: 9780814761458

ISBN-10: 1479819913

ISBN-13: 9781479819911

John Bingham was once the architect of the rebirth of the USA following the Civil warfare. a number one antislavery attorney and congressman from Ohio, Bingham wrote crucial a part of the Fourteenth modification to the structure, which promises primary rights and equality to all american citizens. He was once additionally on the middle of 2 of the best trials in background, giving the final argument within the army prosecution of John Wilkes Booth’s co-conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and within the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. And greater than the other guy, Bingham performed the most important function in shaping the Union’s coverage in the direction of the occupied ex-Confederate States, with effects that also hang-out our politics.
  
American Founding Son provides the main entire portrait but of this amazing statesman. Drawing on his own letters and speeches, the booklet strains Bingham’s lifestyles from his humble roots in Pennsylvania via his occupation as a pace-setter of the Republican get together. Gerard N. Magliocca argues that Bingham and his congressional colleagues remodeled the structure that the Founding Fathers created, and did so with an identical ingenuity that their forbears used to create a extra ideal union within the 1780s. during this booklet, Magliocca restores Bingham to his rightful position as one in all our nice leaders.
  

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