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Supreme Court Reborn The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt

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ISBN-10: 0195111311

ISBN-13: 9780195111316

Edition: 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: William E. Leuchtenburg

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For almost sixty years, the results of the New Deal have been an accepted part of political life. Social Security, to take one example, is now seen as every American's birthright. But to validate this revolutionary legislation, Franklin Roosevelt had to fight a ferocious battle against the opposition of the Supreme Court--which was entrenched in laissez faire orthodoxy. After many lost battles, Roosevelt won his war with the Court, launching a Constitutional revolution that went far beyond anything he envisioned. In The Supreme Court Reborn, esteemed scholar William E. Leuchtenburg explores the critical episodes of the legal revolution that created the Court we know today. Leuchtenburg…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University.…