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Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825-1875

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ISBN13: 9780198265672
ISBN: 0198265670
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £44.49
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780198256717



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This work is a large scale historical treatment of the relationship between English law and the rise of a leading sector of 19th century industrial enterprise. The book examines the impact of English common law and lawyers on the early steam railway industry, and narrative chapters examine a range of interactions between early railway capitalism and the evolving culture, doctrine, and procedures of Victorian lawyers.

Subjects considered in depth include the legal ramifications of the great railway manias, law and the infiltration of the English countryside, railway accidents, corporate monopolism, and the organization of Englands first corporate legal departments.

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Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
List of tables.
List of illustrations.
Note on Abbreviations and Citation.
Introduction.
Part I: Law and the Inception of Railways.
1: Dis-organizing Capitalism: How Lawyers Made and Unmade the Railways Manias 1825-1845.
2: A Hurricane of Litigation: The Legal Aftermath of the Railway Panic 1845-1850.
3: Capitalism in the Lawyers' World: Railways, Private Acts and Parliamentary Legal Culture 1825-1870.
4: The Invasion of the Land: Railways, Land Expropriation, and Legal Process 1825-1850.
Part II: Law and the Operational Railways.
5: Into the Ideological Breach: Railway Monopolism, the Small Freight War, and the Courts 1840-1872.
6: Localism and Capitalism: Law and the Parochial Taxation of Railways 1825-1862.
7: 'The Instrumentality of Others': Railway Accidents and the Courts 1840-1875.
8: 'A Ruinous System': Railway Companies and their Lawyers 1825-1875. Conclusion: The Dialectics of Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825-1875.
Appendix: A Case-Study of the Legal Department of the London and North Western Railway 1862-1875:
The Problem of Personal Injury Claims.
Bibliography.
Index