American Law in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

American Law in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

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by Lawrence M. Friedman
     
 

Named one of the best books of 2002 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review; winner of the Scribes Award for the best book on law written in 2002; selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; winner of AAP's 2002 PSP Award for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing in Law; winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in Legal History for 2002. See more details below

Overview

Named one of the best books of 2002 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review; winner of the Scribes Award for the best book on law written in 2002; selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; winner of AAP's 2002 PSP Award for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing in Law; winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in Legal History for 2002.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102994
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Way We Were, the Way We Were Going to Be1
1Structure, Power, and Form: American Public Law, 1900-193215
2The Legal Profession in the Early Twentieth Century29
3The Law of Business and Commerce44
4Crime and Punishment in the New Century80
5Race Relations and Civil Liberties111
6The Roosevelt Revolution151
7War and Postwar: Prosperity and the Flowering of the Welfare State184
8Crime and Criminal Justice in the Postwar World205
9Courts, Trials, and Procedures in the Twentieth Century251
10Race Relations and Civil Rights280
11The Liability Explosion: Personal-Injury Law in the Twentieth Century349
12Business Law in an Age of Change377
13The Law of Property399
14Family Law and Family Life430
15Internal Legal Culture: The Legal Profession457
16American Legal Culture in the Twentieth Century505
17Backward and Forward: Counterrevolution and Its Aftershocks523
18Getting Around and Spreading the Word548
19Law: An American Export572
20Taking Stock588
Notes609
A Bibliographical Note681
Index691

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