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From tavern to courthouse : architecture & ritual in American law, 1658-1860

Author: Martha J McNamara
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
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Concise and clearly written, From Tavern to Courthouse reveals the processes by which architects and lawyers crafted new judicial spaces to provide a specialized, exclusive venue in which lawyers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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McNamara, Martha J.
From tavern to courthouse.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003006228
(OCoLC)51900426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha J McNamara
OCLC Number: 607348445
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 162 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Lawyers, architects, and the redefinition of public space --
"Summoned among rogues and thieves": court settings and procedures at century's end --
Constructing a profession: lawyers, courts, and commerce in eighteenth-century Massachusetts --
"A grand procession of court and bar": judicial landscapes and the representation of legal power --
Housing the courts: law and architecture in the Early Republic --
Slaves and scriveners: the assault on professional authority.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: Martha J. McNamara.
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