Constitution, Law and American Life: Critical Aspects of the Nineteenth-century Experience


The eight essays collected in "The Constitution, Law and American Life" explore the interrelationship between law and society in 19th-century America and encompass in their discussion some of the major historical issues of the era. Featuring contributions by leading scholars in the field, the volume reflects the freshness and diversity of contemporary legal history. In a wide-ranging essay examining the social, cultural, intellectual and moral underpinnings of 19th-century law, Michael Les Benedict recreates the world view ...

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