American Legal History: Cases and Materials / Edition 2

American Legal History: Cases and Materials / Edition 2

by Kermit L. Hall, Paul Finkelman, William W. Wiecek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195097637

ISBN-13: 9780195097634

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents in American legal history, integrating the history of public and private law from America's colonial origins to the present. Devoting special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, American Legal History: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition, shows how

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This highly acclaimed text provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents in American legal history, integrating the history of public and private law from America's colonial origins to the present. Devoting special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, American Legal History: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition, shows how legal ideas developed in tandem with specific historical events and reveals a rich legal culture unique to America. The book also deals with state and federal courts and looks at the relationship between the development of American society, politics, and economy and how it relates to the evolution of American law. Introductions and instructive headnotes accompany each document, tying legal developments to broader historical themes and providing a social and political context essential to an understanding of the history of law in America.

Setting the legal challenges of the twenty-first century in a broad context, American Legal History, Fourth Edition, is an indispensable text for students and teachers of constitutional and legal history, the judicial process, and the effects of society on law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195097634
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 6.44(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Law in the morning of America : the beginnings of American law, to 17601
Ch. 2Law in a republican revolution, 1760-181578
Ch. 3The active state and the mixed economy, 1812-1860145
Ch. 4Slavery, the Civil War, reconstruction, and segregation215
Ch. 5Nineteenth-century law and society, 1800-1900283
Ch. 6Lawyers and the rise of the regulatory state, 1850-1920351
Ch. 7Total war, civil liberties, and civil rights411
Ch. 8The rise of legal liberalism, economic reform, and the New Deal, 1900-1945459
Ch. 9Rights, liberty, and science in modern America493
Ch. 10Law and the economy in modern America571
Ch. 11Law, politics, and terror628
AppThe Constitution of the United States676

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