American Legal History: Cases and Materials

April 17, 2017|
American Legal History: Cases and Materials by Kermit L. Hall
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When the first edition of American Legal History: Case and Materials appeared over twenty-five years ago, American legal history was a nascent scholarly field. Today, the subject of legal history has flooded law, history, and political science departments across American universities. Legal history appears in the scholarship of social, economic, political, and diplomatic historians, as well as becoming an integral part of gender, immigration, race, slavery, and labor studies. More than ever before, legal history has become a part of our collective legal culture, as well as our scholarly world. This text provides a comprehensive selection of the most important documents in American legal history, from America''s colonial origins to the present. Devoting special attention to the interaction of social and legal change, American Legal History: Cases and Materials shows how legal ideas developed in tandem with specific historical events, while also revealing America''s rich and unique legal culture. The book also details the realtionship between the evolution of American law and the development of American society, politics, and economy.
Kermit L. Hall (Deceased) was Professor of History and President of SUNY Albany. Paul Finkelman is President William McKinkley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School (Ph. D. at the University of Chicago); he specializes in American legal history, race and the law. His books include: March of Liberty, 2e (...
Title:American Legal History: Cases and Materials
Product dimensions:784 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:784 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.68 in
Published:April 17, 2017
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780190253264

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