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The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960: The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy


When the first volume of Morton Horwitz's monumental history of American law appeared in 1977, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most significant works ever published in American legal history. The New Republic called it an "extremely valuable book." Eric Foner, in The New York Review of Books, wrote that the issues it raises are indispensable for understanding nineteenth-century America, " and it won the coveted Bancroft Prize in American History. Now, Horwitz presents the long-awaited sequel that brings his ...

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