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The transformation of American law, 1780-1860

The transformation of American law, 1780-1860

Law of America > Law of the United States > Federal law. Common and collective state law Individual states > History > By period > 19th century > General works

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): American Council of Learned Societies, Morton J. Horwitz
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Massachusetts
  • Publication Information: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1977
  • 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-transformation-of-american-law-1780-1860/ (Stable identifier)

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Print version: Horwitz, Morton J., 1938- Transformation of American law, 1780-1860. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1977 (DLC) 76026500 (OCoLC)2373299

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1 online resource (XVII, 356 pages).

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The emergence of an instrumental conception of law —
The transformation in the conception of property —
Subsidization of economic growth through the legal system —
Competition and economic development —
The relation between the bar and commercial interests —
The triumph of contract —
The development of commercial law —
The rise of legal formalism.

Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Responsable Person: Morton J. Horwitz.
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Country/State: Massachusetts
  • Number of Editions: 40 editions
  • First edition Date: 1977
  • Last edition Date: 1995
  • Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF366
  • Dewey Code: 346.73009033
  • ISBN: 9780674038783 0674038789
  • OCLC: 456207441

Main Contents

The emergence of an instrumental conception of law
The transformation in the conception of property
Subsidization of economic growth through the legal system
Competition and economic development
The relation between the bar and commercial interests
The triumph of contract
The development of commercial law
The rise of legal formalism.

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