A central political figure in the first post-Revolutionary generation, Felix Grundy (1775--1840) epitomized the "American democrat" who so famously fascinated Alexis de Tocqueville. Born and reared on the isolated frontier, Grundy rose largely by his own ability to become the Old Southwest's greatest criminal lawyer and one of the first radical political reformers in the fledgling United States. In Democracy's Lawyer, the first comprehensive biography of Grundy since 1940, J. Roderick Heller reveals how Grundy's entire life typifies the archetypal, post-founding fathers generation that forged America's culture and institutions.
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|Size: ||4.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807137420 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|