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The Cambridge History of Law in America

The Cambridge History of Law in America
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Anthony Pagden, Katherine A. Hermes, Mary Sarah Bilder, Richard J. Ross, David Thomas Konig, Michael Meranze, Christopher Tomlins, Sally E. Hadden, Holly Brewer, Mark McGarvie, Elizabeth Mensch, Bruce H. Mann, Claire Priest, Jack P. Greene, Jack N. Rakove, Saul Cornell, Gerald Leonard, James A. Henretta, 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, Daniel R. Ernst, William W. Fisher III, Robert W. Gordon, Edward A. Purcell, Jr., Lawrence M. Friedman, Michael Willrich, Leslie J. Reagan, Barry Cushman, Eileen Boris, Gwendolyn Mink, Samantha Ann Majic, Leandra Zarnow, Mark Tushnet, Michael J. Klarman, Margot Canaday, Betsy Mendelsohn, Victoria Saker Woeste, John Henry Schlegel, Gregory A. Mark, Norman L. Rosenberg, Mary L. Dudziak, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth
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  • Date Published: November 2011
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  • isbn: 9781107665620

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  • Law stands at the center of modern American life. Since the 1950s, American historians have produced an extraordinarily rich and diverse account of law and legal institutions in American history. But even though our knowledge has increased enormously, few attempts have been made to draw its many parts together in some greater whole that summarizes and synthesizes the history of law in America. The Cambridge History of Law in America has been designed for just this purpose. Sixty of the leading historians of law in the United States have been brought together in one enterprise to present the most comprehensive and authoritative account possible of the history of American law. 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."
    --Choice

    "Michael Grossberg and Christopher Tomlins, two first-rate historians who write about American law, deserve credit for an imaginative and persuasive reconceptualization of legal history." -David J. Bodenhamer, The Journal of American History

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107665620
    • dimensions: 250 x 323 x 157 mm
    • weight: 3.49kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Law, colonization, legitimation and the European background
    2. The law of Native Americans to 1815
    3. English settlement and local governance
    4. Legal communications and imperial governance: British North America and Spanish America compared
    5. Regionalism in early American law
    6. Penality and the colonial project: crime, punishment and the regulation of morals in early America
    7. Law, population, labor
    8. The fragmented laws of slavery in the colonial and revolutionary eras
    9. The transformation of domestic law
    10. Law and religion in colonial America
    11. The transformation of law and economy in early America
    12. Law and commerce, 1580–1815
    13. Law and the origins of the American Revolution
    14. Confederation and constitution
    15. The consolidation of the early Federal system, 1791–1812
    16. Magistrates, common law lawyers, legislators: the three legal systems of British America. Volume 2. 1. Law and the American state, from the Revolution to the Civil War: institutional growth and structural change
    2. Legal education and legal thought, 1790–1920
    3. The legal profession: from the Revolution to the Civil War
    4. The courts, 1790–1920
    5. Criminal justice in the United States, 1790–1920: a government of laws or men?
    6. Citizenship and immigration law, 1800–1924: resolutions of membership and territory
    7. Federal policy, Western movement and consequences for indigenous people, 1790–1920
    8. Marriage and domestic relations
    9. Slavery, antislavery, and the coming of the Civil War
    10. The civil war and reconstruction
    11. Law, personhood and citizenship in the long nineteenth century: the borders of belonging
    12. Law in popular culture, 1790–1920: the people and the law
    13. Law and religion, 1790–1920
    14. Legal innovation and market capitalism, 1790–1920
    15. Innovations in law and technology, 1790–1920
    16. The laws of industrial organization, 1870–1920
    17. The military in American legal history
    18. The United States and international affairs, 1789–1919
    19. Politics, state building, and the courts, 1870–1920. Volume 3. 1. Law and state, 1920–2000: institutional growth and structural change
    2. Legal theory and legal education, 1920–2000
    3. The American legal profession, 1870–2000
    4. The courst, Federalism and the Federal Constitution, 1920–2000
    5. The litigation revolution
    6. Criminal justice in the United States
    7. Law and medicine
    8. The Great Depression and the New Deal
    9. Labor's welfare state: defining workers, constructing citizens
    10. Poverty law and income support: from the progressive era to the war on welfare
    11. The rights revolution in the twentieth century
    12. Race and rights
    13. Heterosexuality as a legal regime
    14. Law and the environment
    15. Agriculture and the state, 1789–2000
    16. Law and economic change during the short twentieth century
    17. The corporate economy: ideologies of regulation and antitrust, 1920–2000
    18. Law and commercial popular culture in the twentieth-century United States
    19. Making law, making war, making America
    20. Law, lawyers and empire.

  • Editors

    Michael Grossberg

    Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Irvine
    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

    Anthony Pagden, Katherine A. Hermes, Mary Sarah Bilder, Richard J. Ross, David Thomas Konig, Michael Meranze, Christopher Tomlins, Sally E. Hadden, Holly Brewer, Mark McGarvie, Elizabeth Mensch, Bruce H. Mann, Claire Priest, Jack P. Greene, Jack N. Rakove, Saul Cornell, Gerald Leonard, James A. Henretta, 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, Daniel R. Ernst, William W. Fisher III, Robert W. Gordon, Edward A. Purcell, Jr., Lawrence M. Friedman, Michael Willrich, Leslie J. Reagan, Barry Cushman, Eileen Boris, Gwendolyn Mink, Samantha Ann Majic, Leandra Zarnow, Mark Tushnet, Michael J. Klarman, Margot Canaday, Betsy Mendelsohn, Victoria Saker Woeste, John Henry Schlegel, Gregory A. Mark, Norman L. Rosenberg, Mary L. Dudziak, Yves Dezalay, Bryant G. Garth

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