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American lawyers : public servants and the development of a nation

Author: Paul D Carrington
Publisher: Chicago : American Bar Association, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the development of the United States from the Founding Fathers through the twentieth century, looking through the eyes of the lawyers who shaped the country as they were shaped by it. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Carrington
ISBN: 9781614383024 1614383022
OCLC Number: 795575363
Description: xvi, 921 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Founding lawyers : enthroning law as king --
Founding lawyers as partisans : making the judiciary --
Lawyers unifying a nation --
Lawyers for equal rights for all citizens --
Lawyers and the issue of slavery --
Lawyers at war with one another --
Lawyers reconstructing the South --
Lawyers and the "search for order" --
Lawyers competing for status : law as science? --
Lawyers organizing their profession --
Lawyers for social progress --
Exporting progress : lawyers as missionaries --
Progress on a national scale --
Progress interrupted --
Institutional reforms --
Lawyers in the New Deal --
Patriotic lawyers --
Lawyers seeking world peace --
The Cold War : lawyers and loyalties --
Civil rights lawyers --
Lawyers for civil liberties and "The Great Society" --
Private lawyers enforcing public law --
Lawyers as human capitalists --
Lawyers deterring public disorder --
Lawyers in disorder : Watergate --
New law governing lawyers and legal institutions.
Responsibility: by Paul Carrington.

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