The Fundamental Holmes: A Free Speech Chronicle and Reader – Selections from the Opinions, Books, Articles, Speeches, Letters and Other Writings by and about Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-19
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No figure stands taller in the world of First Amendment law than Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This is the first anthology of Justice Holmes's writings, speeches, and opinions concerning freedom of expression. Prepared by a noted free speech scholar, the book contains eight original essays designed to situate Holmes's works in historical and biographical context. The volume is enriched by extensive commentaries concerning its many entries, which consist of letters, speeches, book excerpts, articles, state court opinions, and U.S. Supreme Court opinions. The edited materials - spanning Holmes's 1861-1864 service in the Civil War to his 1931 radio address to the nation - offer a unique view of the thoughts of the father of the modern First Amendment. The book's epilogue, which includes a major discovery about Holmes's impact on American statutory law, explores Holmes's free speech legacy. In the process, the reader comes to know Holmes and his jurisprudence of free speech as never before.

Table of Contents

Timeline: Holmes's Life and Free Speech Jurisprudence, 1841-1935p. ix
Prologue: The Father of the Modern First Amendmentp. xiii
On Life and Warp. 1
Letter to Amelia Lee Jackson Holmes, October 23, 1861p. 15
How Our Brothers Fought, July 20, 1864p. 18
Memorial Day Address, May 30, 1884p. 19
The Soldier's Faith, May 30, 1895p. 28
Address at a Banquet for Admiral Dewey, October 14, 1899p. 40
Remarks to the Second Army Corps Association, March 13, 1903p. 41
General Conceptions: The Early Writingsp. 45
The Gas-Stokers' Strike (1873)p. 53
The Common Law (1881)p. 60
Correspondencep. 75
Privilege, Malice, and Intent (1894)p. 81
Correspondencep. 89
The State Court Years: Fettered Freedomp. 95
Cowley v. Pulsifer (1884)p. 102
Correspondencep. 105
Burt v. Advertiser Newspaper Co. (1891)p. 107
McAuliffe v. Mayor of City of New Bedford (1892)p. 112
Hanson v. Globe Newspaper Co. (1893)p. 117
Correspondencep. 121
Commonwealth v. Davis (1895)p. 124
Vegelahn v. Gunther (1896)p. 127
Correspondencep. 131
The Path of the Law (1897)p. 138
Commonwealth v. Peaslee (1901)p. 156
Supreme Court Opinions: The Early Yearsp. 161
Patterson v. Colorado (1907)p. 170
Peck v. Tribune Co. (1909)p. 177
Correspondencep. 179
Gandia v. Pettingill (1912)p. 181
Fox v. Washington (1915)p. 185
Jay Fox, The Nude and the Prudes (1911)p. 190
Toledo Newspaper Co. v. United States (1918)p. 192
Correspondencep. 195
Natural Law (1918)p. 199
Correspondencep. 203
Supreme Court Opinions: When a nation is at warp. 205
Baltzer v. United States (1918)p. 215
Schenck v. United States (1919)p. 219
Correspondencep. 224
Circular, Long Live the Constitution of the United States (1917) Frohwerk v. United States (1919)p. 241
Debs v. United States (1919)p. 246
Correspondencep. 250
Supreme Court Opinions: Experimenting with Freedomp. 262
Abrams v. United States (1919)p. 271
Correspondencep. 277
Correspondencep. 289
American Column & Lumber Co. v. United States (1921)p. 308
United States ex rel Milwaukee Social Democratic Publishing Co v. Burleson (1921)p. 312
Leach v. Carlile (1922)p. 317
Correspondencep. 318
Gitlow v. New York (1925)p. 321
Correspondencep. 324
United States v. Schwimmer (1929)p. 334
Correspondencep. 336
Adieu, March 8, 1931p. 342
Epilogue: The Long Shadowp. 349
Holmes on Free Speech and Related Matters: Selected Quotationsp. 385
Holmes's Supreme Court Voting Record in Free Speech Casesp. 398
About the Editorp. 401
Indexp. 403
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