American Legal History Cases and Materials

ISBN-10: 0195395425

ISBN-13: 9780195395426

Edition: 4th 2011

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List price: $85.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

MU: Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University; co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001). PF: Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001) and American Legal History, 3e (OUP 2004).

Law in the Morning of America: The Beginnings of American Law to 1760
The English Heritage and Magna Charta
Magna Charta (1215)
Note: Due Process and the Law of the Land
Note: The Reformation and Tudor England
The Virginia Colony
Dale's Laws (1611)
The Beginnings of Constitutionalism in America
The Mayflower Compact (1620)
John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1629)
Note: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty
Roger Williams, "The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience" (1644)
Roger Williams to the Town of Providence (1655)
The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts (1648)
The Rhode Island Patent (1643)
The Maryland Toleration Act (1649)
Note: England's Civil War
The Post-Restoration Colonial Governments
The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina (1669)
William Penn, First Frame of Government (1682)
The New-York Charter of Libertyes (1683)
The Glorious Revolution
Note: The Case of the Seven Bishops (1688)
The English Bill of Rights (1689)
John Locke, "Second Treatise of Civil Government" (1690)
The Sources of Law in America
Note: Reception of the Common Law
William Blackstone on Reception (1765)
Giddings v. Brown (1657)
Law and Colonial Society
Morality and Colonial Law�
A Horrible Case of Beastiality," Plymouth Colony (1642)
Marriage, Women, and the Family
William Blackstone on Women in the Eyes of the Law (1765)
Note: Women and the Law in the Colonial Era
An Act Concerning Feme-Sole Traders (1718)
Widows of New York and Taxes
Children, Apprenticeship, Education
Virginia Apprenticeship Statute (1646)
Children's Education in Plymouth (1685)
White Indentured Servitude
In re Wm. Wootton and John Bradye (1640)
South Carolina Servant Regulations (1761)
In re John Punch (1640)
In re Emanuel (1640)
Re Mulatto (1656)
Re Edward Mozingo (1672)
Moore v. Light (1673)
Against Runnaway Servants, Act XVI (1657-1658)
How Long Servants Without Indentures Shall Serve, Act XVIII (1657-1658)
An Act for the Dutch and All Other Strangers for Tradeing to This Place, Act XVI (1659-1660)
Run-aways, Act CII (1661-1662)
Negro Womens Children to Serve According to the Condition of the Mother, Act XII (1662)
An Act Declaring that Baptisme of Slaves Doth Not Exempt Them from Bondage, Act II (1667)
An Act About the Casuall Killing of Slaves, Act I (1669)
An Act for Preventing Negro Insurrections, Act X (1680)
The Germantown Protest Against Slavery (1688)
South Carolina Slave Code (1740)
The New York "Negro Plot" (1741)
Colonial Welfare Systems
An Act for the Relief of the Poor (1742)
Note: Colonial Workfare
Class Legislation, Sumptuary Laws, and Social Deference
The Incident of the Roxbury Carters (1705)
Law and the Colonial Economy
The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts (1648)
The Laws of South Carolina (1734)
Early Criminal Law
The Salem Witch Trials (1692)
Increase Mather, "Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits Personating Men" (1692)
Cotton Mather, The Wonders of the Invisible World (1693)
Politics and Criminal Law: Toward a New America
The Zenger Trial (1735)
Law in a Republican Revolution 1760-1815
The American Revolution
Jonathan Mayhew, "Unlimited Submission and Non-resistance to the Higher Powers" (1750)
Note: Litigation and the Coming of the Revolution
James Otis, "The Rights of the British Colonies" (1764)
William Blackstone on the Imperial Constitution (1765)
The Declaratory Act (1766)
The Declaration and Resolves of the Continental Congress (1774)
Tom Paine, Common Sense (1776)
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Republican State Constitutionalism
The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)
The People the Best Governors (1776)
Note: The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
Slavery and the New Nation
Somerset v. Stewart (1772)
The Pennsylvania Gradual Abolition Act (1780)
Massachusetts Constitution of 1780
Commonwealth v. Jennison (1783)
Virginia Manumission Act (1782)
North Carolina Statute on Slave Murder (1791)
Thomas Jefferson on Slavery, Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786)
New Hampshire Constitution (1784)
Revolution and Law Reform
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)
Republican National Constitutionalism
The Articles of Confederation (1781)
The Philadelphia Convention (1787)
Debates Over Ratification of the Constitution
Antifederalist Critique of the Constitution: Elbridge Gerry's Report on the Constitution as Printed in Massachusetts Centinel (1787)
Federalist, Number 78 (1788)
The Northwest Ordinance (1787)
The New Republic
The Bill of Rights
James Madison, "Property" (1792)
Executive Power, Civil Liberties, and the Government
Hamilton Versus Madison on Presidential Power (1793)
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)
The Sedition Act (1798)
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798-1799)
Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
Courts, Judges, and the Powers of Congress in the New Nation
The Judiciary Act (1789)
Jefferson v. Hamilton on the Bank of the United States (1791)
Calder v. Bull (1798)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
The Active State and the Mixed Economy 1812-1860
The Golden Age of American Lawcommerce, Legislative Promotion, and Law in the New Republic
The New York Steamboat Monopoly and the Federal Commerce Power
Livingston v. Van Ingen (1812)
Note: The Mix of Economics, Politics, and Law
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
Note: The Effect of Gibbons
The Second Bank of the United States
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
Note: A Court Opinion as Political Theory
Andrew Jackson, Veto Message (1832)
Note: Jacksonian Economics
Note: A Federal Common Law
Note: Canals, Internal Improvements, and the States
State Constitutions and the Active State
Ohio Constitution (1851)
Mississippi Constitution (1817)
Mississippi Constitution (1832)
Substantive Law and Economic Growth
The Advent of the Corporation
Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819)
Note: The Politics of the Dartmouth College Case
Charles River Bridge Company v. Warren Bridge Company (1837)
Note: The Limited Liability of Stockholders
Labor in an Industrializing Society
Note: The Traditional Theory of Labor Conspiracy
Commonwealth v. Hunt (1842)
Note: The Fellow Servant Rule
Farwell v. The Boston and Worcester Railroad Co. (1842)
Note: Chief Justice Shaw and Labor
Note: Fellow Servants and Slaves
Van Ness v. Pacard (1829)
Note: Eminent Domain
Parham v. The Justices of Decatur County (1851)
Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
Joseph Angell, A Treatise on the Law of Watercourses (1854)
Note: Water Rights and Industrial Development in the East
Cary v. Daniels (1844)
Note: Water Rights in the West
Walter Prescott Webb, The Great Plains (1931)
Irwin v. Phillips, et al. (1855)
Note: Law and Westward Migration
The Growth of Contract Law in the Nineteenth Century
Seixas and Seixas v. Woods (1804)
McFarland v. Newman (1839)
Icar v. Suares (1835)
Seymour v. Delancey, et al. (1824)
Note: Contracts and the Emerging Speculative Economy
Note: Contracts and the Federal Constitution
The Evolution of Modern Tort Law
Spencer v. Campbell (1845)
Brown v. Kendall (1850)
Note: The Emergence of Negligence
Note: Toward the Future
Ryan v. New York Central Railroad Co. (1866)
Fent et al. v. Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway Co. (1871)
An Act to Establish the Responsibility of Railroad Corporations, Companies and Persons
Owning or Operating Railroads, for Damages by Fires Communicated by Locomotive Engines (1887)
Note: Wrongful Death and Tort Law
Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Segregation
Slavery and State Law
Race and the Law of Negro Slavery
Thomas R. R. Cobb, An Inquiry into the Law of Negro Slavery (1858)
The Power of the Master over the Slave 222
State v. Mann (1829)
Note: Harriet Beecher Stowe on Southern Judges
Souther v. Commonwealth (1851)
State v. Hoover (1839)
Mitchell v. Wells (1859)
Note: The Somerset Precedent in America
Slavery and the Constitution
The Problem of Fugitive Slaves
Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)
Note: Prigg and the Use of History
Note: Prigg and Its Aftermath
Note: Northern States'-Rights Arguments
Slavery, the Territories, and Interstate Comity
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Note: The Reaction to Dred Scott
Abraham Lincoln, "House Divided" Speech (1858)
Note: The Next Dred Scott Decision
Secession and Constitutional Theory
South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification (1832)
Nullification and Secession
Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina (1860)
Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address (1861)
The Civil War and Emancipation
Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Note: The Effect of the Emancipation Proclamation
Note: The Effect of the Emancipation Proclamation
Reconstruction and its Aftermath: Political Change, Black Freedom, and the Nadir of Black Rights
Political Change
Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868)
Note: The Courts and the Politics of Reconstruction
Black Freedom
Mississippi Black Codes (1865)
An Act to Protect All Persons in the United States in Their Civil Rights, and Furnish Means of Their Vindication (1866)
Note: The Civil Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment
Note: Andrew Johnson's Veto of the 1866 Civil Rights Act
Note: The Freedmen's Bureau
Note: The Civil Rights Act of 1875
The End of Civil Rights
The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)
Note: The Slaughterhouse Legacy
Note: Civil Rights Cases (1883)
Note: Responses to the Civil Rights Cases
Race and Segregation in Nineteenth-Century Law and Society
Roberts v. The City of Boston (1850)
Note: Free Blacks and the Law
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Note: Separate But Equal in the North
Segregation on the Eve of a New Century (1898)
Nineteenth-Century Law and Society 1800-1900
Native Americans
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)
Note: The Federal Government and Native Americans
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903)
Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)
Note: The Chinese and Jim Crow
Note: Chinese Exclusion
United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898)
Note: Gentlemen's Agreement (1907)
Oregon v. Charley Lee Quong, Ah Lee, and Lee Jong (1879)
Latinos and Hispanics
Latinos and Hispanics
California ex rel. M. M. Kimberly v. Pablo de la Guerra (1870)
Gender and Domestic Relations
The Rights of Women�
Lawyers and the Rise of the Regulatory State 1850-1920
Total War, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights
The Rise of Legal Liberalism, Economic Reform, and the New Deal 1900-1945
Rights, Liberty, and Science in Modern America
Law and the Economy in Modern America
Law, Politics, and Terror
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