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The Cambridge History of Law in America: Volume 3: The Twentieth Century and After (1920-)

Edited by: Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins

ISBN13: 9780521803076
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £108.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107640887

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Volume III of the Cambridge History of Law in America covers the period from 1920 to the present, 'the American Century'.

It charts a century of legal transformations - in the state, in legal thought and education, in professional organization and life, in American federalism and governance, in domestic affairs and international relations. It shows how, politically, socially and culturally, the twentieth century was when law became ubiquitous in American life.

Among the themes discussed are innovation in the disciplinary and regulatory use of law, changes wrought by the intersection of law with explosive struggles around race, gender, class and sexuality, the emergence and development of the particularly American legal discourse of 'rights', and the expansion of this discourse to the international arena. The main focus of this last volume of the Cambridge History of Law in America is the accelerating pace of change, change which we can be confident will continue.

The Cambridge History of Law in America has been made possible by the generous support of the American Bar Foundation.

Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Law and state, 1920-2000: institutional growth and structural change
Daniel R. Ernst
2. Legal theory and legal education, 1920-2000
William W. Fisher III
3. The American legal profession, 1870-2000
Robert W. Gordon
4. The courst, Federalism and the Federal Constitution, 1920-2000
Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
5. The litigation revolution
Lawrence M. Friedman
6. Criminal justice in the United States
Michael Willrich
7. Law and medicine
Leslie J. Reagan
8. The Great Depression and the New Deal
Barry Cushman
9. Labor's welfare state: defining workers, constructing citizens
Eileen Boris
10. Poverty law and income support: from the progressive era to the war on welfare
Gwendolyn Mink, Samantha Ann Majic and Leandra Zarnow
11. The rights revolution in the twentieth century
Mark Tushnet
12. Race and rights
Michael J. Klarman
13. Heterosexuality as a legal regime
Margot Canaday
14. Law and the environment
Betsy Mendelsohn
15. Agriculture and the state, 1789-2000
Victoria Saker Woeste
16. Law and economic change during the short twentieth century
John Henry Schlegel
17. The corporate economy: ideologies of regulation and antitrust, 1920-2000
Gregory A. Mark
18. Law and commercial popular culture in the twentieth-century United States
Norman L. Rosenberg
19. Making law, making war, making America
Mary L. Dudziak
20. Law, lawyers and empire
Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth.