Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

by Hendrik Hartog, William E. Nelson, Gordon Morris Bakken, Michael Les Benedict, R B. Bernstein
     
 

For four decades, John Phillip Reid has been one of the most productive and challenging practitioners of American legal and constitutional history. Writing on subjects as diverse as the law of the Cherokee, legal culture on the Overland trail, and the legal and constitutional history of the American Revolution, Reid has illuminated the many ways in which law has

Overview

For four decades, John Phillip Reid has been one of the most productive and challenging practitioners of American legal and constitutional history. Writing on subjects as diverse as the law of the Cherokee, legal culture on the Overland trail, and the legal and constitutional history of the American Revolution, Reid has illuminated the many ways in which law has been a central cultural value. Law as Culture and Culture as Law not only honors Professor Reid's decades of scholarship and teaching—it presents a spectrum of historical inquiries developing and engaging Reid's insights and methodological approaches to legal and constitutional history. The essays gathered in this volume span nearly three centuries and two continents, ranging from the agonizing struggles over law, religion, and governance in late seventeenth-century Ireland to the legal and constitutional regimes of governmental regulation in twentieth-century New York. Law as Culture and Culture as Law is a tribute to John Philip Reid and the best evidence of his profound influence on the study and writing of legal history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945612742
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.67(d)

Meet the Author

Hendrik Hartog is Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University. William E. Nelson is Joel S. and Anne B. Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

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