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The jury in Lincoln's America

Author: Stacy Pratt McDermott
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2012.
Series: Ohio University Press Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest; Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
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"In the antebellum Midwest, Americans looked to the law, and specifically to the jury, to navigate the uncertain terrain of a rapidly changing society. During this formative era of American law, the jury served as the most visible connector between law and society. Through an analysis of the composition of grand and trial juries and an examination of their courtroom experiences, Stacy Pratt McDermott demonstrates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Pratt McDermott
ISBN: 9780821419564 0821419560
OCLC Number: 724662978
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jury law and tradition in the antebellum Midwest --
The composition of juries in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1830/60 --
The work of jurors in the antebellum Illinois courtroom --
The struggle for legal power in Lincoln's America.
Series Title: Ohio University Press Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest; Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Responsibility: Stacy Pratt McDermott.

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