Guardians of the Moral Order: The Legal Philosophy of the Supreme Court, 1860-1910

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Progress was the byword of America's Gilded Age, a time of technological innovation, industrial growth, and overseas expansion. It was an era of emancipation for former slaves, settlement houses for immigrants, and colleges for women. Anti-saloon leagues called for the prohibition of alcohol, while citizens demanded labor regulations and food and drug laws. Confronted by all these forces of change, the Supreme Court appeared the bastion of conservatism in case after case as it defended the old moral and social order. ...

Guardians of the Moral Order: The Legal Philosophy of the Supreme Court, 1860-1910 2004, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803203

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