ISBN-13: 9781584777168; ISBN-10: 1584777168 2007 Hurst, James Willard. The Growth of American Law: The Law Makers. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. xiii, 502 pp.
Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777168. ISBN-10: 1584777168. Paperback. New. * The first contemporary history of the development of American law, this book revolutionized the field of American legal history. The first study published after World War II and a ground-breaking work that devoted attention to several issues neglected in earlier histories, it surveys the nature and success of American law and its law-making agencies and legislative bodies from roughly 1740-1940. Considered "...a pioneering attempt to evaluate in broad terms the contributions to the development of American law made by its five chief formative agencies, the legislatures, the courts, the constitution-making process, the bar and the executive." William F. Fracher, Mo. L. Rev. 15: 332-333. By the major legal historian whose writings le
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