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From Chaos to Continuity

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Mark F. FernandezAssociate Professor of History, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA

ISBN13: 9780807127056
ISBN: 0807127051
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £20.50



From Chaos to Continuity analyzes the evolution of Louisiana's judicial system from its colonial roots to the disruption of the courts during the American Civil War. This book is the first to explain the complicated processes of creating a court system that integrated two very different systems of law: common law and civil law. Fernandez succeeds in portraying the Americanization of a state in the nineteenth century and in linking Louisiana's legal system to the United States' legal system, a relationship historians typically overlook.

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