The three lectures published in this volume, in their original form, were delivered to the generalpublic on April 11, 18 and 25, 1938 as part of the program of the Committee on extracurricular read ing in American history of Harvard University. These essays cover the major controversies that came before the Supreme Court during the thirty years of Mr. Holmes' judgeship. cf. Note.
Introductory.--Property and society.--Civil liberties and the individual.--The Federal system.--Appendices: I. Cases holding state action invalid under the fourteenth amendment.--II. Geographic distribution of state action held invalid in Supreme Court decisions under the fourteenth amendment