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The transformation of American law, 1780-1860

Author: Morton J Horwitz; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1977.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He treats the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Horwitz, Morton J., 1938-
Transformation of American law, 1780-1860.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1977
(OCoLC)567396647
Online version:
Horwitz, Morton J., 1938-
Transformation of American law, 1780-1860.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1977
(OCoLC)607783458
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morton J Horwitz; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0674903706 9780674903708 0674903714 9780674903715
OCLC Number: 2373299
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1978.
Description: xvii, 356 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Emergence of an Instrumental Conception of Law --
2. The Transformation in the Conception of Property --
3. Subsidization of Economic Growth through the Legal System --
4. Competition and Economic Development --
5. The Relation between the Bar and Commercial Interests --
6. The Triumph of Contract --
The Equitable Conception of Contract in the Eighteenth Century --
The Rise of a Market Economy and the Development of the Will Theory of Contract --
Custom and Contract --
Tort and Contract --
7. The Development of Commercial Law --
The Rise of Negotiability --
The Law of Insurance: The Development of Actuarial Conceptions of Risk --
Usury --
Swift v. Tyson: The Rise of a General Commercial Law --
8. The Rise of Legal FormalismThe emergence of an instrumental conception of law --
The transformation in the conception of property --
Subsidization of economic growth through the legal system --
Competition and economic development --
The relation between the bar and commercial interests --
The triumph of contract --
The development of commercial law --
The rise of legal formalism.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Morton J. Horwitz.

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