The Resource Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court, Jeff Shesol

Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court, Jeff Shesol

Label
Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Title
Supreme power
Title remainder
Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Shesol
Title variation
  • Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
  • Franklin Roosevelt versus the Supreme Court
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in 1935, in a series of devastating decisions, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of FDR's agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal, but democracy itself, that stood on trial. In February 1937, Roosevelt struck back with an audacious plan to expand the Court to fifteen justices -- and to "pack" the new seats with liberals who shared his belief in a "living" Constitution. The ensuing fight was a firestorm that engulfed the White House, the Court, Congress, and the nation. The final verdict was a shock. It dealt FDR the biggest setback of his political life, split the Democratic party, and set the stage for a future era of Republican dominance. Yet the battle also transformed America's political and constitutional landscape, hastening the nation's march into the modern world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shesol, Jeff
Dewey number
347.73/2609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.S495 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
Label
Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court, Jeff Shesol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-615) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn317919798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393064742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009046365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)317919798
Label
Supreme power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court, Jeff Shesol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-615) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn317919798
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393064742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009046365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)317919798

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