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Willard Hurst And The Administrative State: From Williams To Wisconsin, Daniel R. Ernst Jan 2000

Willard Hurst And The Administrative State: From Williams To Wisconsin, Daniel R. Ernst

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This article follows Willard Hurst from his undergraduate days at Williams College through the start of his teaching career at Wisconsin in the fall of 1937. During these years Hurst acquired an abiding interest in the rise of the administrative state as well as some of the insights he would use to account for it in his mature work. For the most part, the article proceeds chronologically through four episodes in Hurst's training: (1) his year-long study of Charles and Mary Beard's "Rise of American Civilization" undertaken as an undergraduate at Williams College; (2) his three years as ...