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Law and the conditions of freedom [electronic resource] : in the nineteenth-century United States /
James Willard Hurst.
imprint
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1956.
description
ix, 139 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0299013634
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imprint
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1956.
isbn
0299013634
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
9066565
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Ought to be indispensable reading for any conscientious future American law student and should be one of the most palatable items in the intellectual fare of all scholars in the field of the social sciences concerned with the development of the American scene."Northwestern University Law Review
"Ought to be indispensable reading for any conscientious future American law student and should be one of the most palatable items in the intellectual fare of all scholars in the field of the social sciences concerned with the development of the American scene."-- Northwestern University Law Review
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In these essays J. Willard Hurst shows the correlation between the conception of individual freedom and the application of law in the nineteenth-century United States--how individuals sought to use law to increase both their personal freedom and their opportunities for personal growth. These essays in jurisprudence and legal history are also a contribution to the study of social and intellectual history in the United States, to political science, and to economics as it concerns the role of public policy in our economy. The nonlawyer will find in them demonstration of how "technicalities" express deep issues of social values.
Main Description
In these essays J. Willard Hurst shows the correlation between the conception of individual freedom and the application of law in the nineteenth-century United Stateshow individuals sought to use law to increase both their personal freedom and their opportunities for personal growth. These essays in jurisprudence and legal history are also a contribution to the study of social and intellectual history in the United States, to political science, and to economics as it concerns the role of public policy in our economy. The nonlawyer will find in them demonstration of how "technicalities" express deep issues of social values.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. v
The Release of Energyp. 3
The Control of Environmentp. 33
The Balance of Powerp. 71
Notesp. 109
Indexp. 131
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