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The Cambridge history of law in America

Author: Michael Grossberg; Christopher L Tomlins
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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"American legal history has long treated the era of the founding of the republic and the early nineteenth century as its proper point of departure. Volume I of this History disputes that tendency, beginning our account of law in America with the very first moments of English colonization and settlement of the North American landmass. It follows those processes across 200 years to the eventual creation and
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Genre/Form: History
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Cambridge history of law in America.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)657303165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Grossberg; Christopher L Tomlins
ISBN: 9780521803052 0521803055 9780521803045 0521803047 9780521803069 0521803063 9780521803076 0521803071 9781107605053 1107605059 9781107608658 1107608651 9781107640887 1107640881
OCLC Number: 123818334
Description: 3 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Early America (1580--1815) --
Editor's preface --
1. Law, colonization, legitimation and the European background / Anthony Pagden --
2. The law of Native Americans to 1815 / Katherine A. Hermes --
3. English settlement and local governance / Mary Sarah Bilder --
4. Legal communications and imperial governance : British North America and Spanish America compared / Richard J. Ross --
5. Regionalism in early American law / David Thomas Konig --
6. Penality and the colonial project : crime, punishment and the regulation of morals in early America / Michael Meranze --
7. Law, population, labor / Christopher Tomlins --
8. The fragmented laws of slavery in the colonial and revolutionary eras / Sally E. Hadden --
9. The transformation of domestic law / Holly Brewer --
10. Law and religion in colonial America / Mark McGarvie and Elizabeth Mensch --
11. he transformation of law and economy in early America / Bruce H. Mann --
12. Law and commerce, 1580-1815 / Claire Priest --
13. Law and the origins of the American Revolution / Jack P. Greene --
14. Confederation and constitution / Jack N. Rakove --
15. The consolidation of the early Federal system, 1791-1812 / Saul Cornell and Gerald Leonard --
16. Magistrates, common law lawyers, legislators: the three legal systems of British America / James A. Henretta --
Bibliographic essays --
Notes on contributors --
Index. v. 2. The long nineteenth century (1789-1920) --
Editor's preface --
1. Law and the American state, from the Revolution to the Civil War : institutional growth and structural change / Mark R. Wilson --
2. Legal education and legal thought, 1790-1920 / Hugh C. MacGill and R. Kent Newmyer --
3. The legal profession : from the Revolution to the Civil War / Alfred S. Konefsky --
4. The courts, 1790-1920 / Kermit L. Hall --
5. Criminal justice in the United States, 1790-1920 : a government of laws or men? / Elizabeth Dale --
6. Citizenship and immigration law, 1800-1924 : resolutions of membership and territory / Kunal M. Parker --
7. Federal policy, Western movement and consequences for indigenous people, 1790-1920 / David E. Wilkins --
8. Marriage and domestic relations / Norma Basch --
9. Slavery, antislavery, and the coming of the Civil War / Ariela Gross --
10. The Civil War and Reconstruction / Laura F. Edwards --
. 11. Law, personhood and citizenship in the long nineteenth century : the borders of belonging / Barbara Young Welke --
12. Law in popular culture, 1790-1920 : the people and the law / Nan Goodman --
13. Law and religion, 1790-1920 / Sarah Barringer Gordon --
14. Legal innovation and market capitalism, 1790-1920 / Tony A. Freyer --
15. Innovations in law and technology, 1790-1920 / B. Zorina Khan--
16. The law of industrial organization, 1870-1920 / Karen Orren --
17. The military in American legal history / Jonathan Lurie --
18. The United States and international affairs, 1789-1919 / Eileen P. Scully --
19. Politics, state building, and the courts, 1870-1920 / William E. Forbath --
Bibliographic essays --
Notes on contributors --
Index. v. 3. The twentieth century and after (1920- ) --
Editor's preface --
1. Law and state, 1920-2000 : institutional growth and structural change / Daniel R. Ernst --
2. Legal theory and legal education, 1920-2000 / William W. Fisher III --
3. The American legal profession, 1870-2000 / Robert W. Gordon --
4. The courts, Federalism and the Federal Constitution, 1920-2000 / Edward A. Purcell, Jr. --
5. The litigation revolution / Lawrence M. Friedman --
6. Criminal justice in the United States / Michael Willrich --
7. Law and medicine / Leslie J. Reagan --
8. The Great Depression and the New Deal / Barry Cushman --
9. Labor's welfare state : defining workers, constructing citizens / Eileen Boris --
10. Poverty law and income support : from the progressive era to the war on welfare / Gwendolyn Mink, Samantha Ann Majic and Leandra Zarnow --
11. The rights revolution in the twentieth century / Mark Tushnet --
12. Race and rights / Michael J. Klarman --
13. Heterosexuality as a legal regime / Margot Canaday --
14. Law and the environment / Betsy Mendelsohn --
15. Agriculture and the state, 1789-2000 / Victoria Saker Woeste --
16. Law and economic change during the short twentieth century / John Henry Schlegel --
17. he corporate economy : ideologies of regulation and antitrust, 1920-2000 / Gregory A. Mark --
18. Law and commercial popular culture in the twentieth-century United States / Norman L. Rosenberg --
19. Making law, making war, making America / Mary L. Dudziak --
20. Law, lawyers and empire / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth --
Bibliographic essays --
Notes on contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins.
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