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The Resource Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University

Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University

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Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law
Title
Taming the past
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essays on law in history and history in law
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Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
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eng
Summary
"Lawyers and judges often make arguments based on history - on the authority of precedent and original constitutional understandings. They argue both to preserve the inspirational, heroic past and to discard its darker pieces - such as feudalism and slavery, the tyranny of princes and priests, and the subordination of women. In doing so, lawyers tame the unruly, ugly, embarrassing elements of the past, smoothing them into reassuring tales of progress. In a series of essays and lectures written over forty years, Robert W. Gordon describes and analyses how lawyers approach the past and the strategies they use to recruit history for present use while erasing or keeping at bay its threatening or inconvenient aspects. Together, the corpus of work featured in Taming the Past offers an analysis of American law and society and its leading historians since 1900"--
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1941-
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Gordon, Robert W.
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Studies in legal history
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  • Law
  • Law
  • United States
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Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Common Law Tradition in Legal Historiography -- 1. The common law tradition in American legal historiography -- 2. Holmes's Common Law as legal and social science -- Part II. Legal Historians -- 3. Social-legal history's pioneer: the work of James Willard Hurst -- 4. Hurst recaptured -- 5. Morton Horwitz and his critics: a conflict of narratives -- 6. The elusive transformation -- 7. Method and politics: Horwitz on lawyers' uses of history -- 8. E.P. Thompson's legacies -- 9. The constitution of liberal order at the troubled beginnings of the modern state -- Part III. History and Historicism in Legal History and Argument -- 10. Historicism in legal scholarship -- 11. Critical legal histories -- 12. The past as authority and as social critic: stabilizing and destabilizing functions of history in legal argument -- 13. Taming the past: histories of liberal society in American legal thought -- 14. Originalism and nostalgic traditionalism -- 15. Undoing historical injustice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107193239
Lccn
2017003076
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)969829390
Label
Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Common Law Tradition in Legal Historiography -- 1. The common law tradition in American legal historiography -- 2. Holmes's Common Law as legal and social science -- Part II. Legal Historians -- 3. Social-legal history's pioneer: the work of James Willard Hurst -- 4. Hurst recaptured -- 5. Morton Horwitz and his critics: a conflict of narratives -- 6. The elusive transformation -- 7. Method and politics: Horwitz on lawyers' uses of history -- 8. E.P. Thompson's legacies -- 9. The constitution of liberal order at the troubled beginnings of the modern state -- Part III. History and Historicism in Legal History and Argument -- 10. Historicism in legal scholarship -- 11. Critical legal histories -- 12. The past as authority and as social critic: stabilizing and destabilizing functions of history in legal argument -- 13. Taming the past: histories of liberal society in American legal thought -- 14. Originalism and nostalgic traditionalism -- 15. Undoing historical injustice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781107193239
Lccn
2017003076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)969829390

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