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Series: Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society

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Works (17)

A Judgment for Solomon: The d'Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America by Michael Grossberg1996
Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years, 1870-1920 by David M. Rabban1997
The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery by Jenny Bourne Wahl1998
Coercion, Contract, and Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century by Robert J. Steinfeld2001
Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment by Michael Vorenberg2001
Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 by Barbara Young Welke2001
City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago by Michael Willrich2003
The Racketeer's Progress: Chicago and the Struggle for the Modern American Economy, 1900-1940 by Andrew Wender Cohen2004
Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954 by Davison Douglas2005
Antitrust and Global Capitalism, 1930-2004 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society) by Tony A. Freyer2006
The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941 by Rebecca M. McLennan2008
Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor by James D. Schmidt2010
Law's Imagined Republic: Popular Politics and Criminal Justice in Revolutionary America by Steven Wilf2010
Common Law, History, and Democracy in America, 1790-1900: Legal Thought before Modernism by Kunal M. Parker2011
Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History by David M. Rabban2012
Family, Law, and Inheritance in America: A Social and Legal History of Nineteenth-Century Kentucky by Yvonne Pitts2013
Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 by Ajay K. Mehrotra2013

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  1. The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics by Don E. Fehrenbacher (1978)
  2. Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone (2004)
  3. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson (2001)
  4. Railroads and American Law by James W. Ely (2001)
  5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2010)
  6. From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation by Amy Dru Stanley (1998)
  7. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen (1990)
  8. The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction by Akhil Reed Amar (1998)
  9. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery by Don E. Fehrenbacher (2001)
  10. The People's Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America by William J. Novak (1996)
  11. American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons by Mark Dow (2004)
  12. A Brief History of the Age of Steam: From the First Engine to the Boats and Railways by Thomas Crump (2007)
  13. The Moderates' Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia by Matthew D. Lassiter (1998)
  14. The Search for Order, 1877-1920 by Robert H. Wiebe (1966)
  15. Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents by Waldo E. Martin (1998)

Series description

General Editor: Christopher Tomlins

"Recognizing legal history's growing importance and influence, the goal of this series is to chart legal history's continuing development by publishing innovative scholarship across the discipline's broadening range of perspectives and subjects. It encourages empirically creative works that take legal history into unexplored subject areas, or that fundamentally revise our thinking about familiar topics; it also encourages methodologically innovative works that bring new disciplinary perspectives and techniques to the historical analysis of legal subjects."
From the Cambridge University Press series page


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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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