A Companion to American Legal History

Author: Sally E. Hadden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118533765
Release Date: 2013-02-22
Genre: History

A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas

A Companion to American Legal History

Author: Sally E. Hadden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444331426
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: History

A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195176612
Release Date: 2005-05-19
Genre: Law

The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

The Oxford companion to American law

Author: Kermit Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002894005
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: History

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

Law s History

Author: David M. Rabban
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521761918
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: History

This is a study of the central role of history in late-nineteenth century American legal thought. In the decades following the Civil War, the founding generation of professional legal scholars in the United States drew from the evolutionary social thought that pervaded Western intellectual life on both sides of the Atlantic. Their historical analysis of law as an inductive science rejected deductive theories and supported moderate legal reform, conclusions that challenge conventional accounts of legal formalism Unprecedented in its coverage and its innovative conclusions about major American legal thinkers from the Civil War to the present, the book combines transatlantic intellectual history, legal history, the history of legal thought, historiography, jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and the history of higher education.

An Introduction to the American Legal System Government and Constitutional Law

Author: Diane S. Kaplan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454870951
Release Date: 2015-08-07
Genre: Political Science

This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Author: James D. Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195065480
Release Date: 1995-10-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

Deportation Nation

Author: Dan Kanstroom
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674024729
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Deportation Nation is a history of communal self-idealization and self-protection. It aims to answer two fundamental questions: how should we understand deportation and what are the antecedents of our current deportation system?" "Daniel Kanstroom argues that deportation has always been a way not only to manage immigration but also to control noncitizens' lives. It has become a crude and inefficient legal tool in ill-defined "wars" on terror and crime. Deportation Nation illuminates shadowed corners of American history, and demands more attention to hard problems of immigration, law, and human rights in a globalized but often xenophobic world."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

America s Unwritten Constitution

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465029570
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document.

Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement

Author: William E. FORBATH
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037083
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Law

In a richly detailed survey of labor law and labor history, Forbath challenges the notion of American "individualism." He shows that, over time, struggles with the courts and the legal order were crucial in reshaping labor's outlook, driving the labor movement to temper its radical goals.

American Law

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190460594
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre:

This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. This new edition follows the same basic structure as applied in the previous editions providing a thorough revision and reworking of the text. This edition reflects upon what has happened in the years since the second edition was published in 1998, and how these events and evolutions have shaped our fundamental comprehension of the workings of the American legal system today.

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

Author: Juliane Hammer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107002418
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Genre: History

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities. Chapters discuss demographics, political participation, media, cultural and literary production, conversion, religious practice, education, mosque building, interfaith dialogue, and marriage and family, as well as American Muslim thought and Sufi communities. No comparable volume exists to date.

Christianity and Law

Author: John Witte, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521874625
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: History

An authoritative introduction to some of the main legal teachings of the Western Christian tradition.

Abraham Lincoln Esq

Author: Roger Billings
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813139937
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: History

As our nation's most beloved and recognizable president, Abraham Lincoln is best known for the Emancipation Proclamation and for guiding our country through the Civil War. But before he took the oath of office, Lincoln practiced law for nearly twenty-five years in the Illinois courts. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President examines Lincoln's law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country. Editors Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams, along with a notable list of contributors, examine Lincoln's career as a general-practice attorney, looking both at his work in Illinois and at the time he spent in Washington. Each chapter offers an expansive look at Lincoln's legal mind and covers diverse topics such as Lincoln's legal writing, ethics, the Constitution, and international law. Abraham Lincoln, Esq. emphasizes this often overlooked period in Lincoln's career and sheds light on Lincoln's life before he became our sixteenth president.