Law in America

A Short History

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Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588362507

Category: History

Page: 224

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“Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history—concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.” —Stanley N. Katz, former president of the American Society for Legal History and the Organization of American Historians “All societies have laws, but neither all laws nor all legal systems are alike. No one has thought more deeply or written more clearly about the peculiar role of law in American life than Lawrence Friedman. In this trenchant, illuminating book, he distills a lifetime of scholarship and teaching into a concise and provocative explanation of the role that law has played in shaping the distinctive contours of American history and culture.” —David M. Kennedy, professor of history at Stanford University and author of Freedom from Fear Throughout America’s history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society’s genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subject’s greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historian’s art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition.

Law in America

A Short History

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Author: Lawrence Meir Friedman

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0375506357

Category: Law

Page: 207

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A social history of the law in America traces the development of the American legal system from the colonial period to the present day, exploring the various ways in which it evolved to fit the changing needs of American society and economy and documenting its failures and accomplishments in terms of social opportunity, justice, crime, government, and more. 25,000 first printing.

...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur

Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications

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Author: Amy L. Thompson,Antonio S. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture. The contributors discuss the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for actual catastrophes and estimate the probabilities of human survival and behavior during an undead invasion.

Women and the Law

Leaders, Cases, and Documents

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Author: Ashlyn K. Kuersten

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874368782

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Provides a history of the legal rights of women from the Revolutionary War, discussing court decisions, legal triumphs, key people, and present day causes.

American Civilization

An Introduction

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Author: David Mauk,John Oakland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136021205

Category: History

Page: 422

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This revised and updated edition of the hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. This sixth edition examines the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, sports, media and the arts. This book: covers all core American studies topics at introductory level. contains essential historical background for American studies students in the twenty-first century analyzes issues of gender, class, race, and minorities in America’s cosmopolitan population. contains color photos, case studies, questions and terms for discussion, bibliographical references and lists of websites central to each chapter. accompanied by a fully integrated companion website featuring extensive references for further reading, links to key primary sources, filmographies and advice for students on how to approach essay questions. Featuring new color illustrations and case studies, this edition includes expanded sections on the environment, immigration, foreign policy, media and the arts, sport and leisure cultures as well as a new section on the LGBT community and detailed coverage of the 2012 election and shifting economic situation.