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White, G. Edward

Overview
Works: 85 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 23,138 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: KF8745.H6, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,359 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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 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
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes : law and the inner self by G. Edward White( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 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
Tort law in America : an intellectual history by G. Edward White( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as a standard in the field, G. Edward White's Tort Law in America is a concise and accessible history of the way legal scholars and judges have conceptualized the subject of torts, the reasons that changes in certain rules and doctrines have ocurred, and the people who brought about these changes. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomenon of professionalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since its emergence as a discrete field. He puts the intellectual history of this unique branch of law into the general picture of philosophy, sociology, and literature in what is not only a major work of legal scholarship but also a tour de force for anyone interested in American intellectual history
The Eastern establishment and the Western experience; the West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister by G. Edward White( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution and the New Deal by G. Edward White( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars : the covert life of a Soviet spy by G. Edward White( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 852 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 analysis of Hiss's behavior in the face of growing evidence of his guilt, revealing how 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 these themes."--Jacket
Creating the national pastime : baseball transforms itself, 1903-1953 by G. Edward White( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 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."--Jacket
The Marshall Court and cultural change, 1815-35 by G. Edward White( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 550 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"--
Patterns of American legal thought by G. Edward White( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law in American history by G. Edward White( Book )

in English and held by 490 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
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. by G. Edward White( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the views, decisions and influence of Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Intervention and detachment : essays in legal history and jurisprudence by G. Edward White( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshall Court and cultural change, 1815-1835 by G. Edward White( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American legal history : a very short introduction by G. Edward White( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Law," in this book, includes basic common law subjects (such as property, torts, and contracts), as well as statutory and constitutional issues, including issues associated with gender, race, and domestic relations. The domain of law also includes foundational issues of American political and social theory, such as sovereignty, liberty, equality, and criminal justice. It includes the evolving status and roles of members of the legal profession as influential figures in American culture. Understanding the importance of law in American society begins with recognition of the multiple dimensions of "legal" activity. Law, over the course of American history, has reflected the changing cultural settings in which legal decisions have been made, and has helped shape those settings. The Constitution of the United States was drafted in response to a set of political, economic, social, and intellectual concerns held by some late eighteenth-century Americans. Those concerns centered on the structural and functional efficacy of the form of federal government created by the Articles of Confederation in 1781, and were a product of a particular set of historical experiences. But once the Constitution was drafted and ratified, an authoritative legal document had recast the form and structure of American government, providing a framework into which future political, economic, social, and intellectual issues would be set. As the example suggests, law has not been only a cultural artifact in the history of American civilization, but also a causal agent in the unfolding of that history"--
Oliver Wendell Holmes : sage of the Supreme Court by G. Edward White( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 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 )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appelate [sic] opinion as historical source material by G. Edward White( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law in American history by G. Edward White( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 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
Law in american history : from reconstruction through the 1920s by G. Edward White( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes : law and the inner self
Alternative Names
White, G. E. 1941-

White G. Edward 1941-....

White, George Edward.

White, George Edward 1941-

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Earl Warren, a public lifeJustice Oliver Wendell Holmes : law and the inner selfTort law in America : an intellectual historyThe Eastern establishment and the Western experience; the West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen WisterThe constitution and the New DealAlger Hiss's looking-glass wars : the covert life of a Soviet spyCreating the national pastime : baseball transforms itself, 1903-1953The Marshall Court and cultural change, 1815-35