History of American Law

ISBN-10: 0684869888

ISBN-13: 9780684869889

Edition: 3rd 2005

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List price: $26.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Prologue
The Beginnings: American Law in the Colonial Period
The Skeleton of Colonial Law: The Courts
The Colonial Judicial System in the Eighteenth Century
Civil Procedure
Land Law
Succession at Death
Criminal Law
Government, Law, and the Economy
Commerce and Labor
Slavery
The Poor Laws
Statute and Common Law in the Colonial Period
The Legal Profession
The Literature of the Law
From the Revolution to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: 1776-1850
The Republic of Bees
Revolutionary Ardor
Constitutions: Federal and State
The Judges
The Organization of Courts
Civil Procedure
The Law of Evidence
Outposts of the Law: The Frontier and the Civil Law Fringe
The Civil Law Fringe
Law and the Economy: 1776-1850
Laissez-Faire and Its Limits
The Business Corporation
The Law of Personal Status: Wives, Paupers, and Slaves
Marriage and Divorce
Family Property
Adoption
Poor Laws and Social Welfare
Slavery and African Americans
An American Law of Property
The Land: A National Treasure
The Law of Private Land
Boom and Bust: The Law of Mortgages
Succession: Wills and Trusts
Intellectual Property: Patents and Copyrights
The Law of Commerce and Trade
A Federal Question: Admiralty and General Commerce
Sale of Goods
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Contract
Crime and Punishment: And a Footnote on Tort
Penal Law and Penal Reform
The Substantive Law of Crimes
The Crime of Punishment: The American Prison
A Footnote on Tort
The Bar and Its Works
The Bar
Organization of the Bar
Legal Education
The Literature of the Law
American Law to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Blood and Gold: Some Main Themes in the Law in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century
The New Era
Organic Law
State Constitutions
The West
Judges and Courts: 1850-1900
The Judges
Judicial Organization
Procedure and Practice: An Age of Reform
Mr. Field's Code
Appellate Courts
Codification and Reform
The Land and Other Property
The Transformation of Land Law
The Public Land
Property Law and the Dynasts
Landlord and Tenant
Mortgages
The Decline of Dower
A Tangle of Titles
Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
Administrative Law and Regulation of Business
The Coming of the Bureaucrats
Regulating the Infrastructure: Banks, Insurance, and Railroads
Occupational Licensing: And the Pull of Public Health
The Great Antitrust Act
Torts
The Underdogs: 1850-1900
The Dependent Poor
Family Law and the Status of Women
The Races
The Law of Corporations
Corporation Law: Freedoms and Restraints
A Discordant Addendum: The Municipal Corporation
Commerce, Labor, and Taxation
Contract
Negotiable Instruments
The Law of Sales
The Usury Laws
Insurance
Bankruptcy
Admiralty
Labor and Law
Federal Taxation
State and Local Tax
Death Taxes
Crime and Punishment
The Many Faces of Criminal Law
The Statute Law of Crimes
Crime, Crime Rates, Insanity, the Guilty Mind
Punishment and Correction
Victimless Crimes
The Legal Profession: The Training and Literature of Law
The Rise of the Law School
The Literature of the Law
Legal Periodicals and Casebooks
The Legal Profession: At Work
The Nimble Profession
Organization of the Bar
Admission to the Bar
The Twentieth Century
Leviathan Comes of Age
Center and Periphery
The Growth of the Law
The Liability Explosion: Workers' Compensation
More Explosions: Tort Law
The Constitution, Rights, and Civil Liberties in the Twentieth Century
First Nations
Asian Americans
Hispanics
The Revolt of Otherness
Freedom of Speech
Religion and the Law
Internal Legal Culture in the Twentieth Century: Lawyers, Judges, and Law Books
Legal Ethics
The Organized Bar
Legal Education
Legal Literature
The Twentieth Century Bench
Regulation, Welfare, and the Rise of Environmental Law
Land Use
Environment Law and the Environmental Movement
Intellectual Property
Regulation of Business
Business Law and the Law of Business
Crime and Punishment in the Twentieth Century
Decriminalizing Sex and Vice
Defendants' Rights
The Death Penalty
Crime Waves and the National Response
Family Law in the Twentieth Century
Epilogue
A Final Word
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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