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White, G. Edward

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Works: 66 works in 283 publications in 1 language and 19,616 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Other
Classifications: KF8745.H6, B
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Most widely held works by G. Edward White
The American judicial tradition : profiles of leading American judges by G. Edward White ( Book )
36 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. - Publisher
Earl Warren, a public life by G. Edward White ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although many books and articles have appeared about Earl Warren, no one has ever adequately explained how the man who presided over so many highly controversial Supreme Court decisions and led such a notable political career could seem to be, and regarded as, a person of quite modest presence and abilities. Based on the wealth of newly available material from the recently-opened Warren Papers in California, this book is the first to relate Warren's accomplishments as a judge to the themes of his early life. The result is an original, challenging portrait of one of the most influential figures in recent American history. We learn not only about Warren the California politician and Warren the Chief Justice, but also about Warren the man. -- Book Jacket
Tort law in America an intellectual history by G. Edward White ( Book )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes : law and the inner self by G. Edward White ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall and exceptionally attractive, especially as he aged, with piercing eyes, a shock of white hair, and a prominent military moustache. He was the son of a famous father (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., renowned for "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"), a thrice-wounded veteran of the Civil War, a Harvard-educated member of Brahmin Boston, the acquaintance of Longfellow, Lowell, and
Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars the covert life of a Soviet spy by G. Edward White ( )
14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism - a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon. And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds. Now G. Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss's life - from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made martyr to McCarthyism - to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie. White catalogs the evidence that proved Hiss's guilt, from Whittaker Chambers's famous testimony, to copies of State Department documents typed on Hiss's typewriter, to Allen Weinstein's groundbreaking investigation in the 1970s. The author then explores the central conundrums of Hiss's life: Why did this talented lawyer become a Communist and a Soviet spy? Why did he devote so much of his life to an extensive public campaign to deny his espionage? And how, without producing any new evidence, did he convince many people that he was innocent?; White offers a compelling analbehaviourHiss's behavior in the face of growing evidence of his guilt, revebehaviourw this behavior fit into an ongoing pattern of denial and duplicity in his life. The story of Alger Hiss is in part a reflection of Cold War America - a time of ideological passions, partisan battles, and secret lives. It is also a story that transcends a particular historical era - a story about individuals who choose to engage in espionage for foreign powers and the secret worlds they choose to conceal. In White's skilled hands, the life of Alger Hiss comes to illuminate both of those themes
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr by G. Edward White ( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussion of the views, decisions and influence of Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
The Eastern establishment and the Western experience; the West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister by G. Edward White ( Book )
22 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The constitution and the New Deal by G. Edward White ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating the national pastime : baseball transforms itself, 1903-1953 by G. Edward White ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At a time when many baseball fans wish for the game to return to a purer past, G. Edward White shows how seemingly irrational business decisions, inspired in part by the self-interest of the owners but also by their nostalgia for the game, transformed baseball into the national pastime. Not simply a professional sport, baseball has been treated as a focus of childhood rituals and an emblem of American individuality and fair play throughout much of the twentieth century. It started out, however, as a marginal urban sport associated with drinking and gambling. White describes its progression to an almost mythic status as an idyllic game, popular among people of all ages and classes. He then recounts the owner's efforts, often supported by the legal system, to preserve this image. Baseball grew up in the midst of urban industrialization during the Progressive Era, and the emerging steel and concrete baseball parks encapsulated feelings of neighborliness and associations with the rural leisure of bygone times. According to White, these nostalgic themes, together with personal financial concerns, guided owners toward practices that in retrospect appear unfair to players and detrimental to the progress of the game. Reserve clauses, blacklisting, and limiting franchise territories, for example, were meant to keep a consistent roster of players on a team, build fan loyalty, and maintain the game's local flavor. These practices also violated antitrust laws and significantly restricted the economic power of the players. Owners vigorously fought against innovations, ranging from night games and radio broadcasts to the inclusion of black players. Nonetheless, the image of baseball as a spirited civic endeavor persisted, even in the face of outright corruption, as witnessed in the courts' leniency toward the participants in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. White's story of baseball is intertwined with changes in technology and business in America and with changing attitudes toward race and ethnicity. The time is fast approaching, he concludes, when we must consider whether baseball is still regarded as the national pastime and whether protecting its image is worth the effort."--Book jacket
Patterns of American legal thought by G. Edward White ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marshall Court and cultural change, 1815-35 by G. Edward White ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Law in American history by G. Edward White ( Book )
in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: In the first of the three volumes of his projected comprehensive narrative history of the role of law in America from the colonial years through the twentieth century, G. Edward White takes up the central themes of American legal history from the earliest European settlements through the Civil War. Included in the coverage of this volume are the interactions between European and Amerindian legal systems in the years of colonial settlement; the crucial role of Anglo-American theories of sovereignty and imperial governance in facilitating the separation of the American colonies from the British Empire in the late eighteenth century; the American "experiment" with federated republican constitutionalism in the founding period; the major importance of agricultural householding, in the form of slave plantations as well as farms featuring wage labor, in helping to shape the development of American law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the emergence of the Supreme Court of the United States as an authoritative force in American law and politics in the early nineteenth century; the interactions between law, westward expansion, and transformative developments in transportation and communication in the antebellum years; the contributions of American legal institutions to the dissolution of the Union of American states in the three decades after 1830; and the often-overlooked legal history of the Confederacy and Union governments during the Civil War. White incorporates recent scholarship in anthropology, ethnography, and economic, political, intellectual and legal history to produce a narrative that is both revisionist and accessible, taking up the familiar topics of race, gender, slavery, and the treatment of native Americans from fresh perspectives. Along the way he provides a compelling case for why law can be seen as the key to understanding the development of American life as we know it. Law in American History, Volume 1 will be an essential text for both students of law and general readers
Intervention and detachment : essays in legal history and jurisprudence by G. Edward White ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marshall Court and cultural change, 1815-1835 by G. Edward White ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815-1835 comprises the third and fourth volumes of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. G. Edward White completes the series' coverage of the Marshall Court, tracing the last two decades of John Marshall's term as Chief Justice. White describes the intellectual climate of the Marshall Court's work and analyzes the Court's decisions. Throughout, White stresses that the Marshall Court, despite its much-celebrated influence, must be seen as part of a unique cultural period when the heritage of the Revolution confronted the radical political, demographic, and intellectual changes of the nineteenth century. The Marshall Court itself was also unique and unlike the modern Court in that it used an informal set of deliberative procedures that gave the justices' personal predilections more influence in the court's rulings than at any other time in Supreme Court history" --
Oliver Wendell Holmes : sage of the Supreme Court by G. Edward White ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the well-known philosopher and judge, with emphasis on his influential thirty-year tenure as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court
History and the constitution : collected essays by G. Edward White ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American legal history : a very short introduction by G. Edward White ( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent legal scholar G. Edward White-author of the ongoing, multi-volume Law in American History-offers a compact overview that sheds light on the impact of law on a number of key social issues. Rather than offer a straight chronological history, the book instead traces important threads woven throughout our nation's past, looking at how law shaped Native American affairs, slavery, business, and home life, as well as how it has dealt with criminal and civil offenses. White shows that law has not always been used to exemplary ends. For instance, a series of decisions by the Marshall court essentially marginalized Amerindians, indigenous people of the Americas, reducing tribes to wards of the government. Likewise, law initially legitimated slavery in the United States, and legal institutions, including the Supreme Court, failed to resolve the tensions stirred up by the westward expansion of slavery, eventually sparking the Civil War. White also looks at the expansion of laws regarding property rights, which were vitally important to the colonists, many of whom left Europe hoping to become land owners; the evolution of criminal punishment from a public display (the stocks, the gallows) to a private prison system; the rise of tort law after the Civil War; and the progress in legal education, moving from informal apprenticeships and lax standards to modern law schools and rigorous bar exams. In this illuminating look at the pivotal role of law in American life, White offers us an excellent first step to a better appreciation of the function of law in our society. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable"--
Law in American history by G. Edward White ( )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first of the three volumes of his projected comprehensive narrative history of the role of law in America from the colonial years through the twentieth century, G. Edward White takes up the central themes of American legal history from the earliest European settlements through the Civil War. Included in the coverage of this volume are the interactions between European and Amerindian legal systems in the years of colonial settlement; the crucial role of Anglo-American theories of sovereignty and imperial governance in facilitating the separation of the American colonies from the British
The appelate [sic] opinion as historical source material by G. Edward White ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alger Hiss' looking-glass wars : the covert life of a Soviet spy by G. Edward White ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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