In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. "A History of American ...
In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. "A History of American Law" presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices, and attitudes toward property, government, crime, and justice. Now completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking work incorporates new material regarding slavery, criminal justice, and twentieth-century law. For laymen and students alike, this remains the only comprehensive authoritative history of American law.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. 1986. Hardcover. multiple small tears along edge of dustcover; cover and page edges are lightly soiled. No notes/hiliting. Clean pages; Lightly edgeworn dustcover; No dog-ears; Strong binding. sku83349:
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I have both the earlier and later editions of this book. This is a good general source. I would recommend it to an undergraduate or law student as a good place to start in analizing the history of American Law. Like some works, however, it can be a little biased and preachy when discussing post WWII events but overall worth the time to read.
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