The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism

The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism

by Laura Kalman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300076479

ISBN-13: 9780300076479

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

The tenets of legal liberalism have been undermined, and legal scholarship is in a state of crisis, says Laura Kalman in this new history of constitutional theory. She explores how liberal law professors have come to enlist other disciplines in the attempt to legitimize their beliefs; how lawyers, law professors, and historians have cooperated in some recent Supreme

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The tenets of legal liberalism have been undermined, and legal scholarship is in a state of crisis, says Laura Kalman in this new history of constitutional theory. She explores how liberal law professors have come to enlist other disciplines in the attempt to legitimize their beliefs; how lawyers, law professors, and historians have cooperated in some recent Supreme Court cases; and how these professionals can work together more effectively as social activists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076479
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS VII
PROLOGUE FAITH OF OUR FATHERS 1(12)
PART I THE SPELL OF THE WARREN COURT 13(154)
CHAPTER 1 TIMES TO REMEMBER
13(47)
CHAPTER 2 "LAW AND"
60(34)
CHAPTER 3 INTERLUDE: THINKING ABOUT THINKING
94(7)
CHAPTER 4 CRISIS
101(31)
CHAPTER 5 THE TURN TO HISTORY
132(35)
PART II LAWYERS AND HISTORIANS 167(63)
CHAPTER 6 LAWYERS V. HISTORIANS
167(24)
CHAPTER 7 TRADING PLACES
191(39)
EPILOGUE LIBERALISM, HISTORY, AND LAW PROFESSORS 230(17)
NOTES 247(114)
INDEX 361

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