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The Cambridge History of Law in America: Volume 2: The Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1920)

Edited by: Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins

ISBN13: 9780521803069
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107608658



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Volume II of the Cambridge History of Law in America focuses on the 'long' nineteenth century, from the creation of the Republic to the immediate aftermath of the First World War - the century of continental expansion, urban growth, capitalist innovation, industrialization, and war.

The crystallization and then, after the Civil War, the reinvention of a distinctly American state system is examined, as is the establishment and growth of systematic legal education, the spread of the legal profession, and the growing density of legal institutions.

During this century, law becomes a technique of first resort wherever a person, institution, or government seeks to organize human activity. In this volume we see how law intertwines with religion, how it becomes ingrained in popular culture, and how it intersects with the distinct 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.

Subjects:
Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , USA
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. Law, personhood and citizenship in the long nineteenth century: the borders of belonging
Barbara Young Welke
11. Law in popular culture, 1790-1920: the people and the law
Nan Goodman
12. Law and religion, 1790-1920
Sarah Barringer Gordon
13. Legal innovation and market capitalism, 1790-1920
Tony A. Freyer
14. Innovations in law and technology, 1790-1920
B. Zorina Khan
15. The laws of industrial organization, 1870-1920
Karen Orren
16. The military in American legal history
Jonathan Lurie
17. The United States and international affairs, 1789-1919
Eileen P. Scully
18. Politics, state building, and the courts, 1870-1920
William E. Forbath.