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The Resource The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism, Brad Snyder

The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism, Brad Snyder

Label
The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism
Title
The House of Truth
Title remainder
a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism
Statement of responsibility
Brad Snyder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign. They self-mockingly called the 19th Street row house in which they congregated the 'House of Truth,' playing off the lively dinner discussions with frequent guest (and neighbor) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. about life's verities. Lippmann and Frankfurter were house-mates, and their frequent guests included not merely Holmes but Louis Brandeis, Herbert Hoover, Louis Croly--founder of the New Republic--and the sculptor (and sometime Klansman) Gutzon Borglum, later the creator of the Mount Rushmore monument. Weaving together the stories and trajectories of these varied, fascinating, combative, and sometimes contradictory figures, Brad Snyder shows how their thinking about government and policy shifted from a firm belief in progressivism--the belief that the government should protect its workers and regulate monopolies--into what we call liberalism--the belief that government can improve citizens' lives without abridging their civil liberties and, eventually, civil rights. Holmes replaced Roosevelt in their affections and aspirations. His famous dissents from 1919 onward showed how the Due Process clause could protect not just business but equality under the law, revealing how a generally conservative and reactionary Supreme Court might embrace, even initiate, political and social reform. Across the years, from 1912 until the start of the New Deal in 1933, the remarkable group of individuals associated with the House of Truth debated the future of America"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Brad
Dewey number
975.3/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F199
LC item number
.S67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salons
  • Political culture
  • Politicians
  • Intellectuals
  • Liberalism
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism, Brad Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses 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
Extent
viii, 811 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780190261986
Lccn
2016014092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1815860
  • 849594
Label
The House of Truth : a Washington political salon and the foundations of American liberalism, Brad Snyder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses 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
Extent
viii, 811 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780190261986
Lccn
2016014092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1815860
  • 849594

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