Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 / Edition 1

by Barbara Young Welke
     
 

This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.See more details below

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This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521649667
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Body: Accidental Injury: 1. The railway journey (i): the technological transformation; 2. Gendered journeys (i): physical vulnerability; 3. The law of accidental injury; Junction: pain and suffering; Part II. Mind and Body: Nervous Shock: 4. The railway journey (ii): the psychological transformation; 5. Gendered journeys (ii): psychological vulnerability; 6. The law of nervous shock; Junction: truth, legal storytelling, and the performance of injury; Part III. Person: Racial Segregation: 7. The Railway journey (iii): the spatial transformation; 8. Gendered journeys (iii): status vulnerability; 9. The law of racial segregation.

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