Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas

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Michael Ariens proves that no state possesses a richer or more surprising legal history than Texas. In narrative as engaging as it is accessible, he has produced an overarching consideration of Lone Star law and legal culture—something notably missing in other Texas histories. After taking readers chronologically from early settlement through 1920, Ariens focuses on particular areas of Texas law, including property, family, business, criminal, and civil harms (tort), and on the history of Texas’s legal profession...

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Overview

Michael Ariens proves that no state possesses a richer or more surprising legal history than Texas. In narrative as engaging as it is accessible, he has produced an overarching consideration of Lone Star law and legal culture—something notably missing in other Texas histories. After taking readers chronologically from early settlement through 1920, Ariens focuses on particular areas of Texas law, including property, family, business, criminal, and civil harms (tort), and on the history of Texas’s legal profession itself. Through illuminating and utterly Texan particulars, Ariens helps us understand a place at once southern and western, Spanish and Mexican, republic and state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896726956
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Series: American Liberty and Justice Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 964,365
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Ariens is professor of law at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, where he teaches courses in legal history, constitutional law, and the legal profession. Lone Star Law is an effort to provide a different lens for viewing the unique history of Texas.

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Table of Contents


CONTENTS Creating Texas Law, 1718-1864
Law and Crises, 1865-1920
Land, Oil, Water, and Sea: The Law of Texas The Railroad and Other Corporations Family Law and Cultural Change The Legal Profession, Legal Education, and the Courts Criminal Law and Civil Rights Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, and Civil Law
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Great for a lay person

    You do not need to have a legal background to understand or enjoy this book. Michael Ariens adequately explains the nuances of Texas law and our culture in this state influenced and was influenced by the law.

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