American Legal History: Cases and Materials

Oxford University Press, 1996 - 610 páginas
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Approaching American legal history from a new perspective, this text employs cases and other legal documents to reveal the law's underlying culture. American Legal History provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents, which integrate the history of public and private law
from America's colonial origins to the present. It devotes special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, shows how legal ideas developed in tandem with specific historical events, and reveals a rich legal culture unique to America. Introductions and instructive headnotes
accompany each document, tying legal developments to broader historical themes and providing a social and political context essential to an understanding of the history of law in America.

This second edition is fully updated as well as expanded. The authors have revised the sections on the colonial, pre-Civil War, and immediate post-World War II periods, and have added material on the most recent developments in American constitutional and legal history. Special attention is paid to
issues of death and dying, criminal justice, environmentalism, and feminist critique of the law. Offering a thorough examination of both public and private law, American Legal History is essential for students and teachers of constitutional and legal history, the judicial process, and the effects of
law on society.

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I have the second addition and I think the third edition is out now but I love this book. It is a great resource for anyone interested in law and law history. This book has a comprehensive selection ... Leer comentario completo

Acerca del autor (1996)

Kermit L. Hall, Dean of Humanities and Professor of History and Law, Ohio State University. William M. Wiecek, Congdon Professor of Public Law at the College of Law and Professor of History, Syracuse University. Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tulsa.

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