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Alder, Ken.
The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession.
New York : Free Press, 2005. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 368 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - In this fascinating history of the lie detector, Ken Alder exposes some persistent truths about our culture: why we long to know the secret thoughts of our fellow citizens; why we believe in popular science; and why we embrace truthiness. For centuries people searched in vain for a way to unmask liars, seeking clues in the body's outward signs: in blushing cheeks and shifty eyes. Not until the 1920s did a cop with a PhD team up with an entrepreneurial high school student and claim to have invented a foolproof machine capable of peering directly into the human heart. Scientists repudiated the technique, and judges banned its results from criminal trials, but in a few years their polygraph had transformed police work, seized headlines, and enthralled the nation. In this book, Alder explains why America-and only America-has embraced this mechanical method of reading the human soul. Over the course of the twentieth century, the lie detector became integral to our justice system, employment markets, and national security apparatus, transforming each into a game of bluff and bluster. The lie detector device may not reliably read the human mind, but this lively account shows that the instrument's history offers a unique window into the American soul. ISBN 9780743259880.
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Andrews, William.
Bygone punishments. With supplement; Henry M. Brooks. Strange & curious punishments in Colonial America.
New York, Frederick Publications [1960]. Reprint 1899-edition. Paperback. [8],306,[2],311 pp. Ills. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - With a chapter on punishing authors and burning books.
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Banner, Stuart.
The death penalty : an American history.
Cambridge , Mass . : Harvard University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Dustjacket. Very good, clean and unread copy. 385 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780674007512.
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Chused, Richard H.
Private Acts in Public Places. A social history of divorce in the formative era of American Family law.
Philadelphia,1994. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. viii,234 pp. Index. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. - Study on divorce in Maryland in the first half of the 19th century. Richard H. Chused examines more than 1300 petitions for divorce in Maryland filed during the first half of the nineteenth century. By weaving together information on the legislative handling of these petitions, the voting patterns of the state legislators, and the judicial treatment of related disputes, Chused shows the connections between politics, regional differences, and the development of American family law. His analysis also provides valuable insights into the social history of the time, a period when traditional Southern family values were at odds with the more modern values brought about by urbanization. ISBN 9780812232028.
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Connolly, Brian.
Domestic intimacies : incest and the liberal subject in nineteenth-century America.
Philadelphia :University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 294 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. - Although it is commonly thought that incest has been taboo throughout history, nineteenth-century Americans evinced a great cultural anxiety that the prohibition was failing. Theologians debated the meaning and limits of biblical proscription, while jurists abandoned such injunctions and invented a new prohibition organized around the nuclear family. Novelists crafted fictional tales of accidental incest resulting from the severed ties between public and private life, while antislavery writers lamented the ramifications of breaking apart enslaved families. Phrenologists and physiologists established reproduction as the primary motivation of the incest prohibition while naturalizing the incestuous eroticism of sentimental family affection. Ethnographers imagined incest as the norm in so-called primitive societies in contrast to modern civilization. In the absence of clear biological or religious limitations, the young republic developed numerous, varied, and contradictory incest prohibitions. Domestic Intimacies offers a wide-ranging, critical history of incest and its various prohibitions as they were defined throughout the nineteenth century. Historian Brian Connolly argues that at the center of these convergent anxieties and debates lay the idea of the liberal subject: an autonomous individual who acted on his own desires yet was tempered by reason, who enjoyed a life in public yet was expected to find his greatest satisfaction in family and home. Always lurking was the need to exercise personal freedom with restraint; indeed, the valorization of the affectionate family was rooted in its capacity to act as a bulwark against licentiousness. However it was defined, incest was thus not only perceived as a threat to social stability; it also functioned to regulate social relations-within families and between classes as well as among women and men, slaves and free citizens, strangers and friends. Domestic Intimacies overturns conventional histories of American liberalism by placing the fear of incest at the heart of nineteenth-century conflicts over public life and privacy, kinship and individualism, social contracts and personal freedom. ISBN 9780812246216.
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Keywords: SOCIOLOGY, history of law

 
Corwin, Edward S.
President, Office and Powers, 1787-1948 : history and analysis of practice and opinion.
New York: New York University Press,, 1948. 3rd revised edition. Orig. cloth binding. xix,552 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good.
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DenBoer, Gordon (ed.)
The documentary history of the first federal elections, 1788-1790. Volume, IV.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xx, 505p ; 25cm. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780299121204.
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Frederick, David C.
Rugged justice : the ninth circuit court of appeals and the American West, 1891-1941.
Berkeley ; University of California Press,1994. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xiv,331p. Index. Condition : fine. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780520083813.
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Goebel, Julius.
Antecedents and beginnings to 1801 (History of the Supreme Court of the United States, volume 1).
New York : Macmillan & London : Collier-Macmillan , 1974. 2nd printing. Orig. cloth binding. xxv,864,[36] pp. 24 cm. (History of the Supreme Court of the United States ; volume 1). Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. ISBN 9780025413504.
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Keywords: RECHT, Constitutional law, America

 
Grossman, Joanna L.
Inside the castle : law and the family in 20th century America.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 443 pp. English text. Condition : as new. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-422) and index. Contents : Pt. 1. Tying the knot : marriage and promises to marry -- Marriage and the state -- Marriage, law, and society : a tangled web -- Common-law marriage -- The end of heart balm -- Pt. 2. Anything goes : marriage in a permissive age -- The rise of sexual freedom -- Cohabitation -- Same-sex relationships -- Pt. 3. When the music stops : dissolving a marriage and the aftermath -- Untying the knot : divorce and annulment -- Dollars and sense : the economic consequences of divorce -- Collateral damage : the children of divorce -- Pt. 4. The old and the new generation -- The extended family : elder law and the law of inheritance -- Parents and children : rights and duties -- Who do we belong to? Parentage and the law -- Chosen people : adoption and the law. - Inside the Castle is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman show how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family. Women and children have gained rights and powers, and novel forms of family life have emerged. The family has more or less dissolved into a collection of independent individuals with their own wants, desires, and goals. Modern family law, as always, reflects the brute social and cultural facts of family life. The story of family law in the twentieth century is complex. This was the century that said goodbye to common-law marriage and breach-of-promise lawsuits. This was the century, too, of the sexual revolution and women's liberation, of gay rights and cohabitation. Marriage lost its powerful monopoly over legitimate sexual behavior. Couples who lived together without marriage now had certain rights. Gay marriage became legal in a handful of jurisdictions. By the end of the century, no state still prohibited same-sex behavior. Children in many states could legally have two mothers or two fathers. No-fault divorce became cheap and easy. And illegitimacy lost most of its social and legal stigma. These changes were not smooth or linear--all met with resistance and provoked a certain amount of backlash. Families took many forms, some of them new and different, and though buffeted by the winds of change, the family persisted as a central institution in society. Inside the Castle tells the story of that institution, exploring the ways in which law tried to penetrate and control this most mysterious realm of personal life. ISBN 9780691149820.
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Hall, K.L., Wiecek, W.M. & Finkelman, P.
American legal history : cases and materials.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 2nd edition. Reprint. Paperback, xxiv,610 pp. Index. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780195097641.
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Keywords: RECHT, Constitutional law, America

 
Healy, Thomas.
The great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind -- and changed the history of free speech in America. Auteur: Thomas Healy Gedrukt boek Alle materiaalsoorten en talen bekijken » Taal: Engels Uitgever: New York : Picador, 2014.
New York : Picador, 2014. Reprint. Paperback. xvi,322 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - The right to express one's political views seems an indisputable part of American life. After all, the First Amendment proudly proclaims that Congress can make no law abridging the freedom of speech. But well into the twentieth century, that right was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for protesting government policies. Indeed, our current understanding of free speech comes less from the First Amendment itself than from a most unlikely man: the Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A lifelong conservative, he disdained all individual rights. Yet in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a court opinion that became a canonical statement for free speech as we know it. Why did Holmes change his mind? That question has puzzled historians for almost a century. Now, with the aid of newly discovered letters and memos, law professor Thomas Healy reconstructs in vivid detail Holmes's journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero ISBN 9781250058690.
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Reid, John Phillip.
The Authority to tax. (Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 2).
Madison University of Wisconsin Press,1987. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. x,419 pp. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. ISBN 9780299112905.
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Rosenberg, David
The Hidden Holmes : his Theory of Torts in History.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xii. 280 pp. Index. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. -This bold book challenges a contemporary consensus on the titanic figure of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes is the acknowledged source of twentieth-century tort law, but David Rosenberg takes sharp issue with the current portrayal of Holmes as a legal formalist in torts who opposed the notion of strict liability and dogmatically advocated a universal rule of negligence, primarily to subsidize industrial development. Marshaling the evidence found in Holmes' classic The Common Law and other writings, the author reveals that the opposite was the case, and, in the process, raises troubling questions about the present state of legal scholarship.It was Holmes who founded the modern conception and justification of strict liability. He envisioned an expansive role for strict liability to augment the negligence rule in preventing and redressing injury from industrial activity. This recovery of Holmes' theory of torts provides new insights into the nature of the jurisprudence that launched the American legal realist movement, and also overturns standard interpretations of the history of tort law.Rejecting the prevailing view that either strict liability or negligence reigned exclusively, Holmes and his contemporaries reconciled the existence of both rules, and advocated reforms of tort law to protect society from the unprecedented hazards of industrial life. The parallel drawn by the book between their response and ours in grappling with the novel problem of mass torts confirms Holmes' belief in the adaptive genius of the common law. ISBN 9780674390027.
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Schorr, Prof. David
The Colorado Doctrine: Water Rights, Corporations, and Distributive Justice on the American Frontier (Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference).
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 256 pp.- Making extensive use of archival and other primary sources, David Schorr demonstrates that the development of the appropriation doctrine, a system of private rights in water, was part of a radical attack on monopoly and corporate power in the arid West. Schorr describes how Colorado miners, irrigators, lawmakers, and judges forged a system of private property in water based on a desire to spread property and its benefits as widely as possible among independent citizens. He demonstrates that ownership was not dictated by concerns for economic efficiency, but by a regard for social justice. Condition : as new. English text. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : as new. ISBN 9780300134476.
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Keywords: RECHT, Water rights

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