The Magic Mirror: Law in American History / Edition 1

The Magic Mirror: Law in American History / Edition 1

by Kermit L. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195044606

ISBN-13: 9780195044607

Pub. Date: 02/28/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Weaving together themes from the history of public, private, and constitutional law, The Magic Mirror: Law in American History, Second Edition, recounts the roles that law-in all its many shapes and forms-has played in American history, from the days of the earliest English settlements in North America to the year 2007. It also provides comprehensive treatment of…  See more details below

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Weaving together themes from the history of public, private, and constitutional law, The Magic Mirror: Law in American History, Second Edition, recounts the roles that law-in all its many shapes and forms-has played in American history, from the days of the earliest English settlements in North America to the year 2007. It also provides comprehensive treatment of twentieth-century developments and sets American law and legal institutions in the broad context of social, cultural, economic, and political events. Featuring extensive updates by new author Peter Karsten, The Magic Mirror is ideal for courses in American Legal History.

New to the Second Edition Additional coverage of resistance to law throughout U.S. history and the customary law of self-governing bodies and indigenous peoples, Expanded topical reach to include the ways that statutes and high court decisions played out at the grass-roots level, including the several times that such statutes and decisions were ignored or defied by the public, The top research on American legal history published from the 90s to mid-2007.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195044607
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Social and Institutional Foundations of Early American Law 7

2 Law, Society, and Economy in Colonial America 28

3 The Law in Revolution and Revolution in the Law 51

4 Law, Politics, and the Rise of the American Legal System 70

5 The Active State and the Mixed Economy: 1789-1861 92

6 Common Law, Jurists, and American Values: Continuity and Change, 1780-1880 113

7 Race and the Nineteenth-Century Law of Personal Status 142

8 The Nineteenth-Century Law of Domestic Relations 168

9 The Dangerous Classes and the Nineteenth-Century Criminal Justice System 187

10 Law, Industrialization, and the Beginnings of the Regulatory State: 1860-1920 208

11 The Professionalization of the Legal Culture: Bench and Bar, 1860-1920 231

12 The Judicial Response to Industrialization: 1860-1920 247

13 Cultural Pluralism, Total War, and the Formation of Modern Legal Culture: 1917-1945 268

14 The Great Depression and the Emergence of Liberal Legal Culture 290

15 Law and Society in the Cold War Years, 1946-1990 310

16 The Imperial Judiciary and Contemporary Social and Cultural Change 341

Epilogue: More Like a River than a Rock 379

Notes 384

Glossary 415

Bibliographical Essay 419

Table of Cases 437

Index 445

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