Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Berlach, Harris. A review of Selected Writings of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Jewish Social Studies XI (1949): 86-9.

Credits Cardozo with demystifying the judicial process.

Frankfurter, Felix. "Benjamin Nathan Cardozo." In Of Law and Life & Other Things That Matter: Papers and Addresses of Felix Frankfurter, 1956-1963, edited by Philip B. Kurland, pp. 185-90. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1965.

Biographical sketch praising Cardozo as one of very few Supreme Court justices who have had a lasting influence on the development of the American legal system. Frankfurter served as an associate justice of the Court from 1939 until 1962.

Graves, W. Brooke. A review of Law and Literature and Other Essays and Addresses, by Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Social Science 7, No. 4 (October 1932): 436.

Describes the contents of Law and Literature and recommends the book to young people seeking information on the legal profession.

Hall, Arnold Bennett. A review of The Growth of the Law, by Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. Social Forces IV, Nos. 1-4 (November 1925-September 1926): 202-4.

Finds that in The Growth of the Law Cardozo takes a balanced, "scientific" approach to the contemporary controversy over the judiciary's freedom to participate in legal development.

Hurst, Fannie. "Benjamin Cardozo, 1870-1938." In There Were Giants in the Land: Twenty-eight Historic Americans as Seen by Twenty-eight Contemporary Americans, pp. 217-25. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

Biographical tribute hailing Cardozo as a "great liberator" whose progressive interpretation of the U.S. Constitution profoundly influenced American legal history. Hurst comments on the striking difference between the nature of Cardozo's personal life and the character of his achievements, emphasizing that, although he was a quiet, unassuming man content with a modest existence, his legal opinions, particularly those dealing with civil rights, dramatically affected the lives of the American people.

Yntema, Hessel E. A review of Law and Literature and Other Essays and Addresses, by Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. American Political Science Review XXV, No. 3 (August 1931): 749-50.

A brief review of Law and Literature praising Cardozo's poetic style, openmindedness, and interest in reforming the judicial process.

Additional coverage of Cardozo's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 117.