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Patriots and cosmopolitans : hidden histories of American law

Author: John Fabian Witt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ranging widely from the founding era to Reconstruction, from the making of the modern state to its post-New Deal limits, John Fabian Witt illuminates the legal and constitutional foundations of American nationhood through the little-known stories of five patriots and critics. He shows how law and constitutionalism have powerfully shaped and been shaped by the experience of nationhood at key moments in American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witt, John Fabian.
Patriots and cosmopolitans.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)605980817
Online version:
Witt, John Fabian.
Patriots and cosmopolitans.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608209460
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fabian Witt
ISBN: 0674023609 9780674023604
OCLC Number: 70179401
Description: 406 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The pyramid and the machine : founding visions in the life of James Wilson --
Elias Hill's exodus : exit and voice in the Reconstruction nation --
Internationalists in the nation-state : Crystal Eastman and the puzzle of American civil liberties --
The king and the dean : Melvin Belli, Roscoe Pound, and the common-law nation.
Responsibility: John Fabian Witt.

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