Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism /

"This book argues for a change in our understanding of the relationships among law, politics, and history. Since the turn of the nineteenth century, a certain anti-foundational conception of history has served to undermine law's foundations, such that we tend to think of law as nothing oth...

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Main Author: Parker, Kunal Madhukar, 1968-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Series:Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction; 2. The creation of times: the common law and history in the British background; 3. Time as consent: common law thought after the American Revolution; 4. Time as spirit: common law thought in the early nineteenth century; 5. Time as law: common law thought in the mid nineteenth century; 6. Time as life: common law thought in the late nineteenth century; 7. Conclusion