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The Cambridge History of Law in America

Volume 2. The Long Nineteenth Century (1789–1920)

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Mark R. Wilson, Hugh C. MacGill, R. Kent Newmyer, Alfred S. Konefsky, Kermit L. Hall, Elizabeth Dale, Kunal M. Parker, David E. Wilkins, Norma Basch, Ariela Gross, Laura F. Edwards, Barbara Young Welke, Nan Goodman, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Tony A. Freyer, B. Zorina Khan, Karen Orren, Jonathan Lurie, Eileen P. Scully, William E. Forbath
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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521803069

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  • Volume II of the Cambridge History of Law in America focuses on the long nineteenth century (1789-1920). It deals with the formation and development of the American state system, the establishment and growth of systematic legal education, the spread of the legal profession, the growing density of legal institutions and their interaction with political and social action, and the development of the modern criminal justice system. We also see how law intertwines with religion, how it becomes ingrained in popular culture, and how it intersects with the worlds of the American military and of international relations The Cambridge History of Law in America has been made possible by the generous support of the American Bar Foundation.

    • Presented in the great tradition of collectively written Cambridge histories, The Cambridge History of Law in America brings together sixty scholars - all the leading historians of law in the United States - to chart our accumulated knowledge of law in America from the first European contacts at the end of the sixteenth century through the early twenty-first century
    • These three volumes put on display all the intellectual vitality and variety of the best that American legal history has to offer
    • These books present an original, comprehensive and authoritative account of the present understanding and range of interpretation of the history of American law
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    "Grossberg and Tomlin present this fine edited collection of essays on the law in the US...The chapter authors, leading experts in their fields, present lively, well-written pieces...Of great value is each volume's long, comprehensive bibliographic essay, which is over 120 pages in each book. A very good and enriching treatment of the topics covered, as well as a good general survey."
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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521803069
    • length: 888 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Law and the American state, from the Revolution to the Civil War: institutional growth and structural change Mark R. Wilson
    2. Legal education and legal thought, 1790–1920 Hugh C. MacGill and R. Kent Newmyer
    3. The legal profession: from the Revolution to the Civil War Alfred S. Konefsky
    4. The courts, 1790–1920 Kermit L. Hall
    5. Criminal justice in the United States, 1790–1920: a government of laws or men? Elizabeth Dale
    6. Citizenship and immigration law, 1800–1924: resolutions of membership and territory Kunal M. Parker
    7. Federal policy, Western movement and consequences for indigenous people, 1790–1920 David E. Wilkins
    8. Marriage and domestic relations Norma Basch
    9. Slavery, antislavery, and the coming of the Civil War Ariela Gross
    10. The civil war and reconstruction Laura F. Edwards
    11. Law, personhood and citizenship in the long nineteenth century: the borders of belonging Barbara Young Welke
    12. Law in popular culture, 1790–1920: the people and the law Nan Goodman
    13. Law and religion, 1790–1920 Sarah Barringer Gordon
    14. Legal innovation and market capitalism, 1790–1920 Tony A. Freyer
    15. Innovations in law and technology, 1790–1920 B. Zorina Khan
    16. The laws of industrial organization, 1870–1920 Karen Orren
    17. The military in American legal history Jonathan Lurie
    18. The United States and international affairs, 1789–1919 Eileen P. Scully
    19. Politics, state building, and the courts, 1870–1920 William E. Forbath.

  • Editors

    Michael Grossberg, Indiana University

    Christopher Tomlins, American Bar Foundation, Chicago
    Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a Professor of Law at Indiana University. His research focuses on the relationship between law and social change, particularly the intersection of law and family.

    Contributors

    Mark R. Wilson, Hugh C. MacGill, R. Kent Newmyer, Alfred S. Konefsky, Kermit L. Hall, Elizabeth Dale, Kunal M. Parker, David E. Wilkins, Norma Basch, Ariela Gross, Laura F. Edwards, Barbara Young Welke, Nan Goodman, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Tony A. Freyer, B. Zorina Khan, Karen Orren, Jonathan Lurie, Eileen P. Scully, William E. Forbath

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