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Leonard W. Levy



Leonard W. Levy (April 9, 1923 – August 24, 2006) was the Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History at Claremont Graduate School, California. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and educated at Columbia University, where his mentor for the Ph.D. degree was Henry Steele Commager.

Levy's most honored book was his 1968 study Origins of the Fifth Amendment, focusing on the history of the privilege against self-incrimination. This book was awarded the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for History. He wrote almost forty other books.

In 1990, Levy was appointed a Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Orego
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Origins of the Bill of Rights

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Jefferson and Civil Liberti...

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Original Intent and the Fra...

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Establishment Clause

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Blasphemy: Verbal Offense A...

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Origins of the Fifth Amendm...

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Emergence of a Free Press

3.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Essays on the Making of the...

3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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The Palladium of Justice: O...

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Law of the Commonwealth and...

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“No part of the regular school day was set aside for religious worship…. Jefferson did not permit the room belonging to the university to be used for religious purposes.”
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