William E. Nelson is Professor of Law and History, New York University.
An important and timely study...Nelson successfully demonstrates
the substance and consistency of pre-Lochner Fourteenth Amendment
jurisprudence. This is a significant achievement. -- Louis S.
Gerteis * American Journal of Legal History *
Improves our understanding of how the Fourteenth Amendment was able to be read so expansively...Adds enormously to our constitutional history. -- Frank J. Macchiarola * Political Science Quarterly *