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The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 / Edition 1
     

The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 / Edition 1

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by Morton J. Horwitz, Horwitz
 

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ISBN-10: 0195078292

ISBN-13: 9780195078299

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this monumental book, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of our national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He begins with the common law, which emerged during the eighteenth century as the standard doctrine with which to solve disputes in an egalitarian manner.

Overview

In this monumental book, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of our national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He begins with the common law, which emerged during the eighteenth century as the standard doctrine with which to solve disputes in an egalitarian manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195078299
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Emergence of an Instrumental Conception of Law

2. The Transformation in the Conception of Property

3. Subsidization of Economic Growth through the Legal System

4. Competition and Economic Development

5. The Relation between the Bar and Commercial Interests

6. The Triumph of Contract

The Equitable Conception of Contract in the Eighteenth Century

The Rise of a Market Economy and the Development of the Will Theory of Contract

Custom and Contract

Tort and Contract

7. The Development of Commercial Law

The Rise of Negotiability

The Law of Insurance: The Development of Actuarial Conceptions of Risk

Usury

Swift v. Tyson: The Rise of a General Commercial Law

8. The Rise of Legal Formalism

Notes

Index

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