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The history of Indiana law

Author: David J Bodenhamer; Randall T Shepard
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006.
Series: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In addition to having a reputation as an epicenter for middle American values, Indiana is a cultural crossroads that has produced a legal and constitutional heritage. This book traces this history by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Bodenhamer; Randall T Shepard
ISBN: 9780821416372 0821416375
OCLC Number: 64230351
Description: xi, 391 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The narratives and counternarratives of Indiana legal history / David J. Bodenhamer and Randall T. Shepard --
Indiana's Constitution in a nation of constitutions / Patrick Baude --
Race, law, and the burdens of Indiana history / James H. Madison --
Family law in Indiana : a domestic relations crossroads / Michael Grossberg and Amy Elson --
The poor you have always with you : the problem of the "sturdy beggar" / Sheila Suess Kennedy --
"Conspicuously enlightened policy" : criminal justice in Indiana / Susan K. Carpenter --
Juvenile law : the quest to redeem youthful offenders / Margret G. Robb and Nancy Gettinger --
From petticoat slavery to equality : women's rights in Indiana law / Virginia Dill McCarty --
The Indiana bill of rights : two hundred years of civil liberties history / Rebecca S. Shoemaker --
The uncertain promise of free public schooling / Martha McCarthy and Ran Zhang --
Indiana courts and lawyers, 1816-2004 / Elizabeth R. Osborn --
More than arbiters of cases and controversies : the growing impact of the judiciary on Indiana's legal culture / Robert J. Maley and John R. Maley --
Indiana judges : a portrait of judicial evolution / John G. Baker --
Political pragmatism and common sense : leading cases of the Indiana Supreme Court / George T. Patton, Jr. --
The U.S. Supreme Court on circuit in Indiana, 1837-1891 / Allen Sharp.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Responsibility: edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Randall T. Shepard.
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