Law in American History Volume II

As in the first volume, he connects the evolution of American law to the major political, economic, cultural, social, and demographic developments of the era.

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930996

Category: Law

Page: 496

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In this second installment of G. Edward White's sweeping history of law in America from the colonial era to the present, White, covers the period between 1865-1929, which encompasses Reconstruction, rapid industrialization, a huge influx of immigrants, the rise of Jim Crow, the emergence of an American territorial empire, World War I, and the booming yet xenophobic 1920s. As in the first volume, he connects the evolution of American law to the major political, economic, cultural, social, and demographic developments of the era. To enrich his account, White draws from the latest research from across the social sciences--economic history, anthropology, and sociology--yet weave those insights into a highly accessible narrative. Along the way he provides a compelling case for why law can be seen as the key to understanding the development of American life as we know it. Law in American History, Volume II will be an essential text for both students of law and general readers.

Law in American History Volume III

ALSO BY G. EDWARD WHITE The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience (1968) The American Judicial Tradition ... Law and American History: Volume 2, From Reconstruction Through the 1920s (2016) CONTENTS Preface Introduction 1.

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190634960

Category: Law

Page: 584

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In Law in American History, Volume III: 1930-2000, the eminent legal scholar G. Edward White concludes his sweeping history of law in America, from the colonial era to the near-present. Picking up where his previous volume left off, at the end of the 1920s, White turns his attention to modern developments in both public and private law. One of his findings is that despite the massive changes in American society since the New Deal, some of the landmark constitutional decisions from that period remain salient today. An illustration is the Court's sweeping interpretation of the reach of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause in Wickard v. Filburn (1942), a decision that figured prominently in the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. In these formative years of modern American jurisprudence, courts responded to, and affected, the emerging role of the state and federal governments as regulatory and redistributive institutions and the growing participation of the United States in world affairs. They extended their reach into domains they had mostly ignored: foreign policy, executive power, criminal procedure, and the rights of speech, sexuality, and voting. Today, the United States continues to grapple with changing legal issues in each of those domains. Law in American History, Volume III provides an authoritative introduction to how modern American jurisprudence emerged and evolved of the course of the twentieth century, and the impact of law on every major feature of American life in that century. White's two preceding volumes and this one constitute a definitive treatment of the role of law in American history.

Black Rights in the Reconstruction Era

G. Edward White, Law in American History, Volume II: From Reconstruction through the 1920s connects the evolution of law to the major political and social developments of the era. Laura F. Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and ...

Author: Vanessa Holloway

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761870369

Category: History

Page: 130

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The book systematically goes through the post-Civil War laws; discuss their origins, meanings, and court interpretations; and integrates them into a historical narrative to highlight the legal and constitutional issues involving Reconstruction and the black experience and the problems of federalism, states’ rights, and civil rights.

The Crucible of Public Policy

MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., 217 N.Y. 382 (1916); Andrew L. Kaufman, Cardozo (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), 265–85; G. Edward White, Law in American History, Volume II: From Reconstruction through the 1920s (New ...

Author: Bruce W. Dearstyne

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438488599

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

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The Crucible of Public Policy: New York Courts in the Progressive Era relates the dramatic story of New York State courts, particularly the Court of Appeals, in deciding on the constitutionality of key state statutes in the progressive era. The Court of Appeals, second in importance only to the United States Supreme Court, made groundbreaking decisions on the constitutional validity of laws relating to privacy, personal liberty, state regulation of business, women workers' hours, compensation for on-the-job injuries, public health, and other vital areas. In the process, the Court became a crucible of sorts—a place where complex public policy issues of the day were argued and decided. These decisions set precedents that continue to influence contemporary debates. The book puts people—those who made the laws, were impacted by them, supported or opposed them in public forums, and the courts, attorneys, and judges—at the center of the story. Author Bruce W. Dearstyne presents new material previously unused by scholars, reflecting extensive research in the Court of Appeals' archival records.

Law in American History From reconstruction through the 1920s

Law in American History, Volume 2 From Reconstruction Through the 1920s G. EDWARD WHITE 1 1 Oxford University Press is a department of the University Law in American History, Volume 2.

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930988

Category: History

Page: 680

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G. Edward White presents Law in American History, a two-volume, comprehensive narrative history of American law from the colonial period to the present.

Administrative Competence

The Administrative State: A Study of the Political Theory of American Public Administration. London: Routledge, 2017. ... Law in American History, Volume II: From Reconstruction through the 1920s. New York: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108836100

Category: Law

Page: 225

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This book reimagines administrative law as the law of public administration by making its competence the focus of administrative law.

Secession on Trial

Scholars of the period have wrangled over the degree of change occasioned by the Civil War, primarily focusing their ... American History, Volume II: From Reconstruction through the 1920s (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), 7.

Author: Cynthia Nicoletti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108415520

Category: History


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This book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession. The case never went to trial because it threatened to undercut the meaning and significance of Union victory. Cynthia Nicoletti describes the interactions of the lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case - who saw its potential to disrupt the verdict of the battlefield against secession. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans engaged in a wide-ranging debate over the legitimacy and effectiveness of war as a method of legal adjudication. Instead of risking the 'wrong' outcome in the highly volatile Davis case, the Supreme Court took the opportunity to pronounce secession unconstitutional in Texas v. White (1869).

Law and Society

Harvard Law Review 4: 193–220. Wasby, Stephen L. 1970. ... Law in Economy and Society (Max Rheinstein, ed.; Edward Shils and Max Rheinstein, trans.). ... Law in American History, Volume II: From Reconstruction Through the 1920s.

Author: Matthew Lippman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506395430

Category: Law

Page: 624

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"This is a well-rounded book that seems more interesting to students than other books I have used. It provides information on some cutting-edge themes in law and society while staying well grounded in the theories used by law and society practitioners." —Lydia Brashear Tiede, Associate Professor, University of Houston Law and Society, Second Edition, offers a contemporary, concise overview of the structure and function of legal institutions, along with a lively discussion of both criminal and civil law and their impact on society. Unlike other books on law and society, Matthew Lippman takes an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the relevance of the law throughout our society. Distinctive coverage of diversity, inequality, civil liberties, and globalism is intertwined through an organized theme in a strong narrative. The highly anticipated Second Edition of this practical and invigorating text introduces students to both the influence of law on society and the influence of society on the law. Discussions of the pressing issues facing today’s society include key topics such as the law and inequality, international human rights, privacy and surveillance, and law and social control. Log in at for additional teaching and learning tools.

Civil Rights in America

... Laura F. Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015); G. Edward White, Law in American History, Volume 2: From Reconstruction Through the 1920s (New ...

Author: Christopher W. Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108691021

Category: Political Science


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The term 'civil rights' has such a familiar presence in discussions about American politics and law that we tend to use it reflexively and intuitively, but rarely do we stop to think about what exactly we mean when we use the term and why certain uses strike us as right or wrong. In this book, Professor Christopher W. Schmidt tells the story of how Americans have fought over the meaning of civil rights from the Civil War through today. Through their struggles over what it means to live in a nation dedicated to protecting civil rights, each generation has given the label new life and new meaning. Civil Rights in America shows how the words we use to understand our world become objects of contestation and points of leverage for social, political, and legal action.

Soccer in American Culture

... (1976) Patterns of American Legal Thought (1978) Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History (1980) Earl Warren: ... Law in American History: Volume 2, From Reconstruction through the 1920s (2016) Law in American History: Volume 3, ...

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826274706

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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In Soccer in American Culture: The Beautiful Game’s Struggle for Status, G. Edward White seeks to answer two questions. The first is why the sport of soccer failed to take root in the United States when it spread from England around much of the rest of the world in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second is why the sport has had a significant renaissance in America since the last decade of the twentieth century, to the point where it is now the 4th largest participatory sport in the United States and is thriving, in both men’s and women’s versions, at the high school, college, and professional levels. White considers the early history of “Association football” (soccer) in England, the persistent struggles by the sport to establish itself in America for much of the twentieth century, the role of public high schools and colleges in marginalizing the sport, the part played by FIFA, the international organization charged with developing soccer around the globe, in encumbering the development of the sport in the United States, and the unusual history of women’s soccer in America, which evolved in the twentieth century from a virtually nonexistent sport to a major factor in the emergence of men’s—as well as women's—soccer in the U.S. in the twentieth century. Incorporating insights from sociology and economics, White explores the multiple factors that have resulted in the sport of soccer struggling to achieve major status in America and why it currently has nothing like the cultural impact of other popular American sports—baseball and American football— which can be seen by the comparative lack of attention paid to it in sports media, its low television ratings, and virtually nonexistent radio broadcast coverage.