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Wisconsin and the shaping of American law

Author: Joseph A Ranney
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2017] ©2017
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"State laws affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives—our safety, personal relationships, and business dealings—but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. [The author] looks at how state laws have evolved and shaped American history, through the lens of the historically influential state of Wisconsin. Organized around periods of social need and turmoil, the book considers the role of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Ranney
ISBN: 9780299312404 0299312402
OCLC Number: 959922651
Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The law that came before --
Law on the Frontier --
A Jacksonian jurisprudence --
Ropes of Sand : slavery and State Rights --
Imperia in Imperiis : striking a balance of power in the Industrial Age --
"Absolute common ground" : accommodating diversity in a growing State and Nation --
Crying out for Man's hand : law and nature in an Instrumentalist Age --
Breaking the Procrustean bed : The Progressive Era --
Great public needs : the New Deal and the rise of labor --
"Equal in all other respects" : accommodating diversity in the Twentieth Century --
Better right than quick : nationalizing trends in State Law, 1940-1980 --
Law in the Age of Individualism.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Ranney.

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State laws affect nearly every aspect of Americans' daily lives - safety, personal relationships, and business dealings - but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. Joseph A.  Read more...

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"Not simply about Wisconsin's legal history, for Ranney covers the sweep of state laws in American history from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 to recent legal questions of the twenty-first century. Read more...

 
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