Magic Mirror Law in American History
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: Now in a new edition with extensive updates by Peter Karsten, The Magic Mirror chronicles American law from its English origins to the present. It offers comprehensive treatment of twentieth-century developments and sets American law and legal institutions in the broad context of social,economic, and political events, weaving together themes from the history of both constitutional and private law. This edition of The Magic Mirror features additional coverage of resistance to law through U.S. history, the customary law of self-governing bodies, and Native Americans. It also hasupdated coverage for law in society, the legal implications of social change in areas such as criminal justice, the rights of women, blacks, the family, and children. It further examines regional differences in American legal culture, the creation of the administrative and security states, thedevelopment of American federalism, and the rise of the legal profession. The Magic Mirror pays close attention to the evolution of substantive law categories--such as contracts, torts, negotiable instruments, real property, trusts and estates, and civil procedure--and addresses the intellectualevolution of American law, surveying movements such as legal realism and critical legal studies. The authors conclude that over its history American law has been remarkably fluid, adapting in form and substance to each successive generation without ever fully resolving the underlying social andeconomic conflicts that first provoke demands for legal change.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Social and Institutional Foundations of Early American Law|
|Law, Society, and Economy in Colonial America|
|The Law in Revolution and Revolution in the Law|
|Law, Politics, and the Rise of the American Legal System|
|The Active State and the Mixed Economy: 1789-1861|
|Common Law, Jurists, and American Values: Continuity and Change, 1780-1880|
|Race and the Nineteenth-Century Law of Personal Status|
|The Nineteenth-Century Law of Domestic Relations|
|The Dangerous Classes and the Nineteenth-Century Criminal Justice System|
|Law, Industrialization, and the Beginnings of the Regulatory State: 1860-1920|
|The Professionalization of the Legal Culture: Bench and Bar, 1860-1920|
|The Judicial Response to Industrialization: 1860-1920|
|Cultural Pluralism, Total War, and the Formation of Modern Legal Culture: 1917-1945|
|The Great Depression and the Emergence of Liberal Legal Culture|
|Law and Society in the Cold War Years, 1946-1990|
|The Imperial Judiciary and Contemporary Social and Cultural Change|
|Epilogue: More Like a River than a Rock|
|Table of Cases|