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Jay Gatsby, Justice Douglas, and the Significance of Class in American Society

Justin Driver

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter juxtaposes the tales of two ambitious men, both born in the American West, who moved east to New York in an effort to make names for themselves during the 1920s. The ambitions of Jay ... More


The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Robert M. Lichtman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037009
eISBN:
9780252094125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037009.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book provides a comprehensive history of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in “Communist” cases during the McCarthy era. The book shows the Court’s vulnerability to public criticism and attacks ... More


A Familiar Face

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

On January 20, 1969, almost a year after Martin Luther King Jr. was buried, Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh president of the United States. Nixon won the election despite the lack of support ... More


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