American Law in the Twentieth Century

American Law in the Twentieth Century

Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law.

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300135022

Category: Law

Page: 736

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In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work A History of American Law, Lawrence M. Friedman offers a monumental history of American law in the twentieth century. The first general history of its kind, American Law in the Twentieth Century describes the explosion of law over the past century into almost every aspect of American life. Since 1900 the center of legal gravity in the United States has shifted from the state to the federal government, with the creation of agencies and programs ranging from Social Security to the Securities Exchange Commission to the Food and Drug Administration. Major demographic changes have spurred legal developments in such areas as family law and immigration law. Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law. He explores the extent to which transformations in the legal order have resulted from the social upheavals of the twentieth century--including two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution. Friedman also discusses the international context of American law: what has the American legal system drawn from other countries? And in an age of global dominance, what impact has the American legal system had abroad? Written by one of our most eminent legal historians, this engrossing book chronicles a century of revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all.
Categories: Law

Conjugal Misconduct

Conjugal Misconduct

Examines the experiences of couples in controversial unions and the legal and cultural backlash against contested marital arrangements in twentieth-century America.

Author: William Kuby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107160262

Category: History

Page: 312

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Examines the experiences of couples in controversial unions and the legal and cultural backlash against contested marital arrangements in twentieth-century America. Will appeal to readers studying marriage law, gender, sexuality, class, and race in the US and those seeking historical insight into the recent debates over the definition of marriage.
Categories: History

A History of American Law Third Edition

A History of American Law  Third Edition

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.

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743282581

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 612

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.
Categories: Law

American Law in the 20th Century

American Law in the 20th Century

In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work "A History of American Law, " Friedman offers a monumental history of American law throughout the great upheavals of the 20th century: two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil ...

Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300091370

Category: History

Page: 722

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In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work "A History of American Law, " Friedman offers a monumental history of American law throughout the great upheavals of the 20th century: two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution.
Categories: History

A Companion to American Legal History

A Companion to American Legal History

The essays represent an authoritative overview of leading historical interpretations as they address essential legal questions and point to future interpretive research directions to understand the complexities of American law and its legal ...

Author: Sally E. Hadden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119711650

Category: Law

Page: 592

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A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas
Categories: Law

Inside the Castle

Inside the Castle

Inside the Castle tells the story of that institution, exploring the ways in which law tried to penetrate and control this most mysterious realm of personal life.

Author: Joanna L. Grossman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839777

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Inside the Castle is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman show how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family. Women and children have gained rights and powers, and novel forms of family life have emerged. The family has more or less dissolved into a collection of independent individuals with their own wants, desires, and goals. Modern family law, as always, reflects the brute social and cultural facts of family life. The story of family law in the twentieth century is complex. This was the century that said goodbye to common-law marriage and breach-of-promise lawsuits. This was the century, too, of the sexual revolution and women's liberation, of gay rights and cohabitation. Marriage lost its powerful monopoly over legitimate sexual behavior. Couples who lived together without marriage now had certain rights. Gay marriage became legal in a handful of jurisdictions. By the end of the century, no state still prohibited same-sex behavior. Children in many states could legally have two mothers or two fathers. No-fault divorce became cheap and easy. And illegitimacy lost most of its social and legal stigma. These changes were not smooth or linear--all met with resistance and provoked a certain amount of backlash. Families took many forms, some of them new and different, and though buffeted by the winds of change, the family persisted as a central institution in society. Inside the Castle tells the story of that institution, exploring the ways in which law tried to penetrate and control this most mysterious realm of personal life.
Categories: Law

American Law in the Twentieth Century

American Law in the Twentieth Century

one sense, there is so much written about American law in the twentieth century that nobody could possibly absorb it all, not in a hundred lifetimes.

Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102994

Category: History

Page: 722

View: 158

American law in the twentieth century describes the explosion of law over the past century into almost every aspect of American life. Since 1900 the center of legal gravity in the United States has shifted from the state to the federal government, with the creation of agencies and programs ranging from Social Security to the Securities Exchange Commission to the Food and Drug Administration. Major demographic changes have spurred legal developments in such areas as family law and immigration law. Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law. He explores the extent to which transformations in the legal order have resulted from the social upheavals of the twentieth century--including two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution. Friedman also discusses the international context of American law: what has the American legal system drawn from other countries? And in an age of global dominance, what impact has the American legal system had abroad? This engrossing book chronicles a century of revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all.
Categories: History

American Law at the End of the 20th Century

American Law at the End of the 20th Century

The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Author: George A. Bermann

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061799859

Category: Comparative law

Page: 676

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The Congress was held under the auspices of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Categories: Comparative law

The Ages of American Law

The Ages of American Law

"Sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."—New Republic "This book has the engaging qualities of good table talk among a group of sophisticated and educated friends—given body by broad learning and a keen imagination and spiced ...

Author: Grant Gilmore

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300211047

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Following its publication in 1974, Grant Gilmore's compact portrait of the development of American law from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century became a classic. In this new edition, the portrait is brought up to date with a new chapter by Philip Bobbitt that surveys the trajectory of American law since the original publication. Bobbitt also provides a Foreword on Gilmore and the celebrated lectures that inspired The Ages of American Law. "Sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."—New Republic "This book has the engaging qualities of good table talk among a group of sophisticated and educated friends—given body by broad learning and a keen imagination and spiced with wit."—Willard Hurst
Categories: Law

Science at the Bar

Science at the Bar

This book exposes American law's long-standing involvement in constructing, propagating, and perpetuating myths about science and technology.

Author: Sheila JASANOFF

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674793033

Category: Law

Page: 285

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Issues spawned by the headlong pace of developments in science and technology fill the courts. The realm of the law is sometimes at a loss--constrained by its own assumptions and practices, Jasanoff suggests. This book exposes American law's long-standing involvement in constructing, propagating, and perpetuating myths about science and technology.
Categories: Law