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The American West: Vol 6. Law in the West

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ISBN13: 9780815334613
ISBN: 0815334613
Published: July 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

This volume presents recent thinking on the role of law in the American West. Western Legal History is a subject of recent scholarly focus. Previous generations of scholars concerned with the frontier process seldom considered law as a subject for inquiry. In the past quarter century, the scholars republished here have created a field of specializationand brought the issue of law into the general field. The essays demonstrate how legal history can amplify our understanding of the meaning of race, class and gender in the West.

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1. Wunder, John R What's Old About the New Western History? Part 3: Law, Western Legal History 10 [1997] 2. Reid, John Phillip Some Lessons of Western Legal History, Western Legal History 1 [1988] 3. Wunder, John R Chinese in Trouble: Criminal Law and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier, Western Historical Quarterly 17 [1986] 4. Fritz, Christian G Popular Sovereignty, Vigilantism, and the Constitutional Right of Revolution, Pacific Historical Review 63 [1994] 5. Woolsey, Ronald C Crime and Punishment: Los Angeles County, 1850-1856, Southern California Quarterly 61 [1979] 6. Dale, Lyle A Rough Justice: Felony Crime and the Superior Court in San Luis Obispo County, 1880-1910, Southern California Quarterly 76 [1994] 7. Stanley, John J Bearers of the Burden: Justices of the Peace, Their Courts and the Law, in Orange County, California, 1870-1907, Western Legal History 5 [1992] 8. Wunder, John R The Chinese and the Courts in the Pacific Northwest: Justice Denied? Pacific Historical Review 52 [1983] 9. Pisani, Donald J Enterprise and Equity: A Critique of Western Water Law in the Nineteenth Century, Western Historical Quarterly 18 [1982] 10. Ebright, Malcolm The San Joaquin Grant: Who Owned the Common Lands? A Historical-Legal Puzzle, New Mexico Historical Review 57 [1982] 11.Salyer, Lucy Captives of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Laws, 1891-1905, Journal of American History 76 [1989] 12. McKnight, Joseph W Protection of the Family Home from Seizure by Creditors: The Sources and Evolution of a Legal Principle, Southwestern Historical Quarterly 86 [1983] 13. Bakken, Gordon Morris Law and Legal Tender in the West, Southern California Quarterly 62 [1980] 14. Bakken, Gordon Morris The Development of Mortgage Law in Frontier California, 1850-1890 Part I:1850-1866, Southern California Quarterly 63 [1981] 15. Bakken, Gordon Morris The Development of Mortgage Law in Frontier California, 1850-1890 Part II:1867-1880,Southern California Quarterly 63 [1981] 16. Bakken, Gordon Morris The Development of Mortgage Law in Frontier California, 1850-1890 Part III:1880-1890, Southern California Quarterly 63 [1981] 17. Schuele, Donna C Community Property Law and the Politics of Married Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century California, Western Legal History 7 [1994] 18. Petrik, Paula Send the Bird and Cage: The Development of Divorce Law in Wyoming,1868-1900, Western Legal History 6 [1993]