Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law

Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law

by John Fabian Witt
     
 

Ranging from the founding era to Reconstruction, from the making of the modern state to its post-New Deal limits, John Fabian Witt illuminates the legal and constitutional foundations of American nationhood through the stories of five patriots and critics. In their own way, each of these individuals came up against the power of American national institutions to shape… See more details below

Overview

Ranging from the founding era to Reconstruction, from the making of the modern state to its post-New Deal limits, John Fabian Witt illuminates the legal and constitutional foundations of American nationhood through the stories of five patriots and critics. In their own way, each of these individuals came up against the power of American national institutions to shape the directions of legal change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023604
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Features of American Nationhood

I. Creations

The Pyramid and the Machine: Founding Visions in the Life of James Wilson

II. Exits

Elias Hill's Exodus: Exit and Voice in the Reconstruction Nation

III. Critiques

Internationalist Beginnings: Crystal Eastman and the Puzzle of American Civil Liberties

IV. Reactions

The King and the Dean: Melvin Belli, Roscoe Pound, and the Common-Law Nation

Epilogue: Law and the National Frame

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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