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By Karl E. Campbell

Many american citizens take into accout Senator Sam Ervin (1896-1985) because the affable, Bible-quoting, outdated state attorney who chaired the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. Ervin's tales from down domestic in North Carolina, his reciting literary passages starting from Shakespeare to Aesop's fables, and his earnest lectures in protection of civil liberties and constitutional govt contributed to the downfall of President Nixon and earned Senator Ervin a name as "the final of the founding fathers."

Yet for many of his two decades within the Senate, Ervin utilized those comparable rhetorical units to a really varied objective. among 1954 and 1974, he was once Jim Crow's so much gifted felony defender because the South's constitutional professional in the course of the congressional debates on civil rights. the ambiguity of the senator's competition to civil rights and protection of civil liberties lies on the middle of this biography of Sam Ervin.

Drawing on newly opened archival fabric, Karl Campbell illuminates the nature of the guy and the ancient forces that formed him. The senator's mistrust of centralized energy, Campbell argues, is helping clarify his ironic popularity as a foe of civil rights and a champion of civil liberties. Campbell demonstrates that the Watergate scandal represented the fruits of an escalating sequence of clashes among the imperial presidency of Richard Nixon and a congressional counterattack led by way of Senator Ervin. the problem crucial to that fight, in addition to to the various different crusades in Ervin's existence, continues to be a key query of the yankee adventure today--how to workout valid executive energy whereas holding crucial person freedoms.

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