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Law in America: a short history

Law in America: a short history

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Biografical Information: Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University. He is the author of more than twenty-three books, including American Law in the Twentieth Century, A History of American Law, and Crime and Punishment in American History. Professor Friedman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous awards.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Modern Library, ©2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Modern Library chronicles, 10.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/law-in-america-a-short-history/ (Stable identifier)

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X, 207 pages ; 20 cm.

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  • Responsable Person: Lawrence M. Friedman.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Copyright Date: 2002
  • Location: New York
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 22 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: US English, French
  • Library of Congress Code: KF352
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0375506357 9780375506352
  • OCLC: 49799439

Publisher Description:

Throughout America’s history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society’s genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subject’s greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historian’s art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition.

Main Contents

Introduction
In the beginning : American law in the colonial period
Economy and law in the nineteenth century
Family, race, and the law
Crime and punishment in the republic
The twentieth century and the modern administrative-welfare state
American law at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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