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Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

Author: Jeff Shesol
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Recounts Franklin Roosevelt's fight during his first term with a narrow conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court who struck down several key elements of the New Deal legislation--forever transforming the political and constitutional landscape, saving the New Deal, splitting the Democratic Party, and ushering in an era of Republican dominance.--From publisher information.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Shesol
ISBN: 9780393064742 0393064743 9780393338812 0393338819
OCLC Number: 317919798
Description: x, 644 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Complete control --
Storm center --
Shortcuts --
The dying of the light --
Heavy bombardment --
The golden ruling --
The last thin line --
Black Monday --
Opening gun --
Vigilantes --
Slow poison --
A project of great importance --
No-man's-land --
Plans and purposes --
Warning bell --
Preserve, protect, defend --
The beginning of the end of everything --
The first wedge --
Punch drunk --
The real mischief --
This new roar --
The yielding --
Blood or ink --
The switch in time --
Consent --
Striking a blow for liberty --
To fight against God --
We have only just begun to fight.
Other Titles: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Franklin Roosevelt versus the Supreme Court
Responsibility: Jeff Shesol.


In the years before World War II, Franklin Roosevelt's fiercest, most unyielding opponent was neither a foreign power nor "fear itself." It was the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read more...
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