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Published: 15 May 2014

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199920860

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Tocqueville's Nightmare

The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940

Daniel R. Ernst

  • Reveals the fallacies behind the Tea Party right's faux history of the origins of the American administrative state
  • Provides a novel and convincing interpretation on FDR's war with the US Supreme Court based on previously unexamined correspondence of lawyers and judges
  • Gives readers an insider view that make three-dimensional figures of legal icons, including Felix Frankfurter, Jerome Frank, Charles Evans Hughes, and Roscoe Pound
  • Illustrates for historians how to incorporate law and politics into their accounts and for political scientists how law shaped the structure and procedures of state and federal agencies.