Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self

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Overview

White goes beyond the labels to give readers a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. Covering Holmes' early life and time at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and Civil War service, White also examines Holmes' childless marriage and his reputation as a preeminent legal figure. 14 halftones. Map.

White goes beyond the labels to give readers a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. Covering Holmes' early life and time at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and Civil War service, White also examines Holmes' childless marriage and his reputation as a preeminent legal figure. 14 halftones. Map.

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"A valuable and original work."--New York Times Book Review

"Nothing less than enchanting."--The Washington Post Book World

"Sure to become the standard work."--Library Journal

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A vivid portrait of the remarkable jurist, from his early days in Boston & his service in the Civil War, to his 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court. "A valuable & original work."-- NY Times Book Review.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195101287
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 976,289
  • Product dimensions: 9.19 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Edward White is University Professor and John B. Minor Professor of Law and History at the University of Virginia. A noted legal scholar, his books have won several awards, including a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association in 1983, for Earl Warren, and the James Willard Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association in 1990, for The Marshall Court and Cultural Change.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Heritage 7
Ch. 2 The Civil War 49
Ch. 3 Friendships, Companions, and Attachments, 1864-1882 87
Ch. 4 Coming to Maturity: Early Legal Scholarship 112
Ch. 5 The Common Law 148
Ch. 6 "An All Round View of the Law," 1882-1902 196
Ch. 7 Travel and Romance 225
Ch. 8 The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts 253
Ch. 9 The Supreme Court, 1903-1916 298
Ch. 10 Recognition 354
Ch. 11 The Supreme Court, 1917-1931: The "Progressive" Judge 378
Ch. 12 The Supreme Court, 1917-1931: Free Speech 412
Ch. 13 Aging 455
Ch. 14 A Concluding Assessment 476
Appendix: Holmes' Secretaries 489
Notes 491
Bibliographical Essay 589
Index 609
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