Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson

Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson

Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Daniel Joseph Hulsebosch, William Edward Nelson, Richard B. Bernstein
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : New York University Press, 2013
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
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Print version: Making legal history (DLC) 2013014007 (OCoLC)836557853

Short Description

1 online resource.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Responsable Person: edited by Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R.B. Bernstein.
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 4 editions
  • First edition Date: 2013
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF352
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 9780814708286 0814708285
  • OCLC: 857769562

Main Contents

Introduction: making legal historians / R. B. Bernstein and Daniel J. Hulsebosch
The landscape of disbelief : disestablishment and property in the early republic / Sarah Barringer Gordon
“It cant be cald stealin” : customary law among civil war soldiers / Thomas C. Mackey
Debating the Fourteenth Amendment : the promise and perils of using congressional sources / Daniel W. Hamilton
Was the warning of strangers unique to colonial New England? / Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger
Ambiguities of free labor revisited : the convict labor question in progressive-era New York / Barry Cushman
The long, broad, and deep civil rights movement : the lessons of a master scholar and teacher / Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Counting as tool of legal history / John Wertheimer
A mania for accumulation : the plea of moral insanity in gilded age will contests / Susannah L. Blumenthal
The political economy of pain / John Fabian Witt
An unexpected antagonist : courts, deregulation, and conservative judicial ideology, 1980-1992 / Reuel Schiller
Bibliography of the scholarship of William E. Nelson.

Summary Note

A kaleidoscopic examination of the historian's task and of the research methods and interpretative strategies that characterize the rich, complex field of American constitutional and legal history.

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