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The Cambridge History of Law in America
(2011)
  • Christopher Tomlins, Berkeley Law
  • Michael Grossberg
Abstract
Volume I of the Cambridge History of Law in America begins the account of law in America with the very first moments of European colonization and settlement of the North American landmass. It follows those processes across two hundred years to the eventual creation and stabilization of the American republic. Volume II of the Cambridge History of Law in America focuses on the long nineteenth century (1789-1920). It deals with the formation of the distinctly American state system, the establishment and growth of systematic legal education, the spread of the legal profession, developments in criminal justice, the growing density of legal institutions and their interaction with political and social action, home and abroad. Volume III of the Cambridge History of Law in America covers the period from 1920 to the present. Starting with the period after World War I, this volume charts a century of legal transformations in both domestic and internationall affairs. It shows how, politically, socially and culturally, law became ubiquitous in American life. The Cambridge History of Law in America has been made possible by the generous support of the American Bar Foundation.
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Publication Date
2011
Editor
Michael Grossberg and Christopher Tomlins
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
978-1107605053
Citation Information
Christopher Tomlins and Michael Grossberg. The Cambridge History of Law in America. (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_tomlins/31/