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The people's welfare : law and regulation in nineteenth-century America

The people's welfare : law and regulation in nineteenth-century America

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): William J. Novak
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): North Carolina
  • Publication Information: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Studies in legal history.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/the-people-s-welfare-law-and-regulation-in-nineteenth-century-america/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Novak, William J., 1961- People's welfare. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ©1996 (DLC) 95051850 (OCoLC)33863059

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1 online resource (X, 396 pages).

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The people's welfare : law and regulation in nineteenth-century America is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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The common law vision of a well-regulated society —
Public safety: fire and the relative right of property —
Public economy: the well-ordered market —
Public ways: the legal construction of public space —
Public morality: disorderly houses and demon rum —
Public health: quarantine, noxious trades, and medical police —
The invention of American constitutional law.

Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
  • Responsable Person: William J. Novak.
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Copyright Date: 1996
  • Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Country/State: North Carolina
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 1996
  • Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
  • Languages: English, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KF366
  • Dewey Code: 349.7309034
  • ISBN: 0807863653 9780807863657
  • OCLC: 45727904

Main Contents

The common law VIsion of a well-regulated society
Public safety: fire and the relative right of property
Public economy: the well-ordered market
Public ways: the legal construction of public space
Public morality: disorderly houses and demon rum
Public health: quarantine, noxious trades, and medical police
The invention of American constitutional law.

Summary Note

This study refutes the vision of the USA's stateless past by documenting America's long history of government regulation in the areas of public safety and health, political economy and property, and morality. Challenging the myth of individualism, the author explores the commitment to public duty.

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