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Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson

Author: William Edward Nelson; Daniel Joseph Hulsebosch; Richard B Bernstein
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
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One of the academy's leading legal historians, William E. Nelson is the Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians with their substantive arguments and the scope and depth of Nelson's  Read more...
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Making legal history
(DLC) 2013014007
(OCoLC)836557853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Edward Nelson; Daniel Joseph Hulsebosch; Richard B Bernstein
ISBN: 9780814708286 0814708285
OCLC Number: 857769562
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: making legal historians / R.B. Bernstein and Daniel J. Hulsebosch --
The landscape of disbelief : disestablishment and property in the early republic / Sarah Barringer Gordon --
"It cant be cald stealin" : customary law among civil war soldiers / Thomas C. Mackey --
Debating the Fourteenth Amendment : the promise and perils of using congressional sources / Daniel W. Hamilton --
Was the warning of strangers unique to colonial New England? / Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger --
Ambiguities of free labor revisited : the convict labor question in progressive-era New York / Barry Cushman --
The long, broad, and deep civil rights movement : the lessons of a master scholar and teacher / Tomiko Brown-Nagin --
Counting as tool of legal history / John Wertheimer --
A mania for accumulation : the plea of moral insanity in gilded age will contests / Susannah L. Blumenthal --
The political economy of pain / John Fabian Witt --
An unexpected antagonist : courts, deregulation, and conservative judicial ideology, 1980-1992 / Reuel Schiller --
Bibliography of the scholarship of William E. Nelson.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R.B. Bernstein.

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A kaleidoscopic examination of the historian's task and of the research methods and interpretative strategies that characterize the rich, complex field of American constitutional and legal history.  Read more...

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