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The Constitution and the New Deal by G.…

The Constitution and the New Deal (edition 2002)

by G. Edward White

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Title:The Constitution and the New Deal
Authors:G. Edward White
Info:Harvard University Press (2002), Paperback, 400 pages
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Tags:Constitutional law, American history, political history

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3588. The Constitution and the New Deal, by G. Edward White (read June 15 2002) On Feb 8, 1996, I finished a fantastically interesting book I greatly admired--The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt, by William E. Leuchtenburg--and the interesting and to me novel thesis of this book is that judicially the New Deal era was not a revolutionary one on the Supreme Court. The author makes valid points, and says some things which need to be said, though that I swallow his thesis whole I cannot say. But it is extremely attention-catching to anyone enamored of Supreme Court history, as I have long been. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0674008316, Paperback)

In a powerful new narrative, G. Edward White challenges the reigning understanding of twentieth-century Supreme Court decisions, particularly in the New Deal period. He does this by rejecting such misleading characterizations as "liberal," "conservative," and "reactionary," and by reexamining several key topics in constitutional law.

Through a close reading of sources and analysis of the minds and sensibilities of a wide array of justices, including Holmes, Brandeis, Sutherland, Butler, Van Devanter, and McReynolds, White rediscovers the world of early-twentieth-century constitutional law and jurisprudence. He provides a counter-story to that of the triumphalist New Dealers. The deep conflicts over constitutional ideas that took place in the first half of the twentieth century are sensitively recovered, and the morality play of good liberals vs. mossbacks is replaced. This is the only thoroughly researched and fully realized history of the constitutional thought and practice of all the Supreme Court justices during the turbulent period that made America modern.

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