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The Resource Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism, Kunal M. Parker

Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism, Kunal M. Parker

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Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism
Title
Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900
Title remainder
legal thought before modernism
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Kunal M. Parker
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 other than a species of politics. Thus viewed, the activity of unelected, common law judges appears to be an encroachment on the space of democracy. However, Kunal M. Parker shows that the world of the nineteenth century looked rather different. Democracy was itself constrained by a sense that history possessed a logic, meaning and direction that democracy could not contravene. In such a world, far from law being seen in opposition to democracy, it was possible to argue that law - specifically, the common law - did a better job than democracy of guiding America along history's path"--Provided by publisher
  • "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 other than a species of politics. Thus viewed, the activity of unelected, common law judges appears to be an encroachment on the space of democracy. However, Kunal M. Parker shows that the world of the nineteenth century looked rather different. Democracy was itself constrained by a sense that history possessed a logic, meaning, and direction that democracy could not contravene. In such a world, far from law being seen in opposition to democracy, it was possible to argue that law - specifically, the common law - did a better job than democracy of guiding America along history's path"--Provided by publisher
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1968-
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Parker, Kunal Madhukar
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
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  • Common law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
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Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism, Kunal M. Parker
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The creation of times: the common law and history: 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780521519953
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010037104
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)660804773
Label
Common law, history, and democracy in America, 1790-1900 : legal thought before modernism, Kunal M. Parker
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The creation of times: the common law and history: 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780521519953
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010037104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)660804773

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