by Michael Kent Curtis
Duke University Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-8223-0599-6 | Paper: 978-0-8223-1035-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8223-9740-3
Library of Congress Classification KF4757.C87 1986
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.73085

“The book is carefully organized and well written, and it deals with a question that is still of great importance—what is the relationship of the Bill of Rights to the states.”—Journal of American History

“Curtis effectively settles a serious legal debate: whether the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to incorporate the Bill of Rights guarantees and thereby inhibit state action. Taking on a formidable array of constitutional scholars, . . . he rebuts their argument with vigor and effectiveness, conclusively demonstrating the legitimacy of the incorporation thesis. . . . A bold, forcefully argued, important study.”—Library Journal