Americanization of the Common Law: The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1830

Americanization of the Common Law: The Impact of Legal Change on Massachusetts Society, 1760-1830

by William E. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674029720

ISBN-13: 9780674029729

Pub. Date: 06/01/1975

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674029729
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1975
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1994 Edition
Preface to the 1975 Edition
1Law in a Changing Social Order1
The Prerevolutionary Legal System, 1760-177511
2The Legal Restraint of Power13
3The Law of a "Civil and Christian State"36
4Rules of Unity and Stability46
The Postrevolutionary Legal System, 1780-183065
5The Reform of Common Law Pleading69
6Law as the Guardian of Liberty89
7Liberty and the Breakdown of Stability117
8Economic Growth and the Law145
9Toward a Modern American Jurisprudence: Judges and Legislators as Makers of Law165
Bibliography of Manuscript Sources177
Notes183
Index259

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