The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind-- and changed the history of free speech in America / Thomas Healy.
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Prologue: an unexpected visit 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" Epilogue : "I simply was ignorant."
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -308) and index.