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The Cambridge history of law in America

The Cambridge history of law in America

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Michael Grossberg, Christopher L. Tomlins
  • Biografical Information: Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a Professor of Law at Indiana University, where he is also co-director of the Indiana University Center on Law, Society, and Culture. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Governing the Hearth, Law, and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America, winner of the American Historical Association's 1985 Littleton-Griswold Prize. His research focuses on the relationship between law and social change, particularly the intersection of law and the family.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Additional Format

Online version: Cambridge history of law in America. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (OCoLC)657303165

Short Description

3 volumes ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The Cambridge history of law in America is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 30 editions
  • First edition Date: 2007
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: US English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF352
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 9780521803052 0521803055 9780521803045 0521803047 9780521803069 0521803063 9780521803076 0521803071 9781107605053 1107605059 9781107608658 1107608651 9781107640887 1107640881
  • OCLC: 123818334

Publisher Description:

Volume I of the Cambridge History of Law in America begins the account of law in America with the very first moments of European colonization and settlement of the North American landmass. It follows those processes across two hundred years to the eventual creation and stabilization of the American republic. The book discusses the place of law in regard to colonization and empire, indigenous peoples, government and jurisdiction, population migrations, economic and commercial activity, religion, the creation of social institutions, and revolutionary politics.

Main Contents

v. 1. Early America (1580–1815)
Editor's preface
1. Law, colonization, legitimation and the European background / Anthony Pagden
2. The law of Native Americans to 1815 / Katherine A. Hermes
3. English settlement and local governance / Mary Sarah Bilder
4. Legal communications and imperial governance : British North America and Spanish America compared / Richard J. Ross
5. Regionalism in early American law / David Thomas Konig
6. Penality and the colonial project : crime, punishment and the regulation of morals in early America / Michael Meranze
7. Law, population, labor / Christopher Tomlins
8. The fragmented laws of slavery in the colonial and revolutionary eras / Sally E. Hadden
9. The transformation of domestic law / Holly Brewer
10. Law and religion in colonial America / Mark McGarvie and Elizabeth Mensch
11. he transformation of law and economy in early America / Bruce H. Mann
12. Law and commerce, 1580-1815 / Claire Priest
13. Law and the origins of the American Revolution / Jack P. Greene
14. Confederation and constitution / Jack N. Rakove
15. The consolidation of the early Federal system, 1791-1812 / Saul Cornell and Gerald Leonard
16. Magistrates, common law lawyers, legislators: the three legal systems of British America / James A. Henretta
Bibliographic essays
Notes on contributors
Index. v. 2. The long nineteenth century (1789-1920)
Editor's preface
1. Law and the American state, from the Revolution to the Civil War : institutional growth and structural change / Mark R. Wilson
2. Legal education and legal thought, 1790-1920 / Hugh C. MacGill and R. Kent Newmyer
3. The legal profession : from the Revolution to the Civil War / Alfred S. Konefsky
4. The courts, 1790-1920 / Kermit L. Hall
5. Criminal justice in the United States, 1790-1920 : a government of laws or men? / Elizabeth Dale
6. Citizenship and immigration law, 1800-1924 : resolutions of membership and territory / Kunal M. Parker
7. Federal policy, Western movement and consequences for indigenous people, 1790-1920 / David E. Wilkins
8. Marriage and domestic relations / Norma Basch
9. Slavery, antislavery, and the coming of the Civil War / Ariela Gross
10. The Civil War and Reconstruction / Laura F. Edwards
. 11. Law, personhood and citizenship in the long nineteenth century : the borders of belonging / Barbara Young Welke
12. Law in popular culture, 1790-1920 : the people and the law / Nan Goodman
13. Law and religion, 1790-1920 / Sarah Barringer Gordon
14. Legal innovation and market capitalism, 1790-1920 / Tony A. Freyer
15. Innovations in law and technology, 1790-1920 / B. Zorina Khan
16. The law of industrial organization, 1870-1920 / Karen Orren
17. The military in American legal history / Jonathan Lurie
18. The United States and international affairs, 1789-1919 / Eileen P. Scully
19. Politics, state building, and the courts, 1870-1920 / William E. Forbath
Bibliographic essays
Notes on contributors
Index. v. 3. The twentieth century and after (1920- )
Editor's preface
1. Law and state, 1920-2000 : institutional growth and structural change / Daniel R. Ernst
2. Legal theory and legal education, 1920-2000 / William W. Fisher III
3. The American legal profession, 1870-2000 / Robert W. Gordon
4. The courts, Federalism and the Federal Constitution, 1920-2000 / Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
5. The litigation revolution / Lawrence M. Friedman
6. Criminal justice in the United States / Michael Willrich
7. Law and medicine / Leslie J. Reagan
8. The Great Depression and the New Deal / Barry Cushman
9. Labor's welfare state : defining workers, constructing citizens / Eileen Boris
10. Poverty law and income support : from the progressive era to the war on welfare / Gwendolyn Mink, Samantha Ann Majic and Leandra Zarnow
11. The rights revolution in the twentieth century / Mark Tushnet
12. Race and rights / Michael J. Klarman
13. Heterosexuality as a legal regime / Margot Canaday
14. Law and the environment / Betsy Mendelsohn
15. Agriculture and the state, 1789-2000 / Victoria Saker Woeste
16. Law and economic change during the short twentieth century / John Henry Schlegel
17. he corporate economy : ideologies of regulation and antitrust, 1920-2000 / Gregory A. Mark
18. Law and commercial popular culture in the twentieth-century United States / Norman L. Rosenberg
19. Making law, making war, making America / Mary L. Dudziak
20. Law, lawyers and empire / Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth
Bibliographic essays
Notes on contributors

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
1 Law, Colonization, Legitimation and the European Background
2 The Law of Native Americans, to 1815
3 English Settlement and Local Governance
4 Legal Communications and Imperial Governance: British North America and
Spanish America Compared
5 Regionalism in Early American Law
6 Penality and the Colonial Project: Crime, Punishment and the Regulation of
Morals in Early America
7 Law, Population, Labor
8 The Fragmented Laws of Slavery in the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras
9 The Transformation of Domestic Law
10 Law and Religion in Colonial America
11 The Transformation of Law and Economy in Early America
12 Law and Commerce, 1580–1815
13 Law and the Origins of the American Revolution
14 Confederation and Constitution
15 The Consolidation of the Early Federal System, 1791–1812
16 Magistrates, Common Law Lawyers, Legislators: The Three Legal Systems of
British America
Bibliographic Essays
Notes on Contributors

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