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The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind--and changed the history of free speech in America

Author: Thomas Healy
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Based on newly discovered letters and memos, this riveting scholarly history of the conservative justice who became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment reconstructs his journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J Abrams; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; J Abrams; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Healy
ISBN: 9780805094565 0805094563
OCLC Number: 811597495
Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Train fever --
A smart chap --
The habit of intolerance --
Catspawned --
The old ewe and the half-bakes --
"He shoots so quickly" --
Defending sophistries --
Dangerous men --
"They know not what they do" --
The red summer --
"Workers --
wake up!" --
A plea for help --
"Quasi in furore" --
Adulation --
"Alone at Laski".
Responsibility: Thomas Healy.

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Based on newly discovered letters and memos, this riveting scholarly history of the conservative justice who became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment reconstructs his journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero.

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