Mr. Elman rose to become clerk for the Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, and then to a position in the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office. As a member of that office, Mr. Elman essentially created the Civil Rights office at the Justice Department, and came up with the concept of gradual integration-an idea that worked its way into the final decision in Brown v. Board of Education as the famous phrase “with all deliberate speed.
Mr. Elman essentially created the Civil Rights office at the Justice Department, and came up with the concept of gradual integration-an idea that worked its way into the final decision in Brown v. Board of Education as the famous phrase “with all deliberate speed.” The book covers Mr. Elman’s entire career in government service, including his work with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy as commissioner of the FTC, and his role in founding the modern consumer protection movement
Extensive video and audio of President Kennedy discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as the Bay of Pigs decision are included in part two of the Massachusetts School of Law’s Program Books Of Our Time, whose subject is author Jim Rasenberger’s book; The Brilliant Disaster – JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs.
In this episode of the Massachusetts School of Law’s Program Books Of Our Time, author Jim Rasenberger discusses how “Group Think” led to the invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, and how repercussions from that event resound through history. The host of Books of Our Time is Lawrence R. Velvel, …
In this episode of the Massachusetts School of Law’s Books of Our Time; author Julian E. Zelizer discusses the significant changes in Congress that occurred in the 1960s and ’70s: how the committee era of congress came to an end, how scandals effected the nation’s politics, how liberals tried to use …
Ellis discusses the marriage and letters of John and Abigail Adams, the accomplishments of John Quincy Adams, how Adams differed from Washington and Jefferson, and about his work in the Continental Congress as well as in the Presidency. Mr. Ellis also discusses George Washington, whom he believes to be the only indispensable Founding Father, from his book ; His Excellency – George Washington.
In this presentation of The Massachusetts School of Law’s program, Books of Our Times, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Historian Howard Zinn on his books: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train – A personal History of Our Times, and Failure To Quit – Reflections of an Optimistic …
The first author ever interviewed on Books of Our Time, Joseph Ellis, returns to the program to discuss his book First Family with Dean Lawrence R. Velvel. Velvel and Ellis discuss the enormous impact of the Adams family on the creation of the United States, why we will never see …
Professor Sullivan and Gail Collins discuss how much the world has changed for both women and men since the 1960′s from the era of the housewife to NOW, to equal rights and Title IV and to women’s successes and failures in politics, law, athletics, the sciences and journalism.
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