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A Companion to American Legal History

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Edited by: Sally E. Hadden, Alfred L. Brophy

ISBN13: 9781444331424
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £129.00

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A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas

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1. Sally E. Hadden and Alfred L. Brophy

Part I Chronological Overviews 5
1. Reconsidering the Seventeenth Century: Legal History in the Americas 7 Elizabeth Dale
2. What's Done and Undone: Colonial American Legal History, 1700-1775 26 Sally E. Hadden
3. 1775-1815 46 Ellen Holmes Pearson
4. The Antebellum Era Through Civil War 67 Alfred L. Brophy
5. Beyond Classical Legal Thought: Law and Governance in Postbellum America, 1865-1920 86 Roman J. Hoyos
6. American Legal History, 1920-1970 105 Christopher W. Schmidt

Part II Individuals and Groups 125
7. Native Americans 127 Christian McMillen
8. African Americans in Slavery 152 Thomas J. Davis
9. African Americans in Freedom 171 James Campbell
10. Women's Legal History 190 Felice Batlan
11. Families 209 David S. Tanenhaus
12. Who Belongs? Immigrants and the Law in American History 228 Allison Brownell Tirres
13. The Legal Profession 247 Mark E. Steiner

Part III Subject Areas 267
14. Law and the Economy of Early America: Markets, Institutions of Exchange, and Labor 269 Christine Desan
15. Law and the Economy in the United States, 1820-2000 289 Harwell Wells
16. Law and Labor in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 308 Deborah Dinner
17. Siting the Legal History of Poverty: Below, Above, and Amidst 329 Felicia Kornbluh and Karen Tani
18. Taxes 349 Robin L. Einhorn
19. Law and the Administrative State 367 Joanna L. Grisinger
20. Law and Religion 387 Steven K. Green
21. Legal History and the Military 406 Elizabeth L. Hillman
22. Criminal Law and Justice in America 422 Elizabeth Dale
23. Intellectual Property 441 Steven Wilf

Part IV Legal Thought 461
24. Law and Literature 463 Jeannine Marie DeLombard
25. Legal Thought from Blackstone to Kent and Story 484 Steven J. Macias
26. American Jurisprudence in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 506 James D. Schmidt
27. Critical Legal Studies 524 John Henry Schlegel
28. The International Context: An Imperial Perspective on American Legal History 543 Clara Altman
Index 562