Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - History - 481 pages
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For four decades, John Phillip Reid has been one of the most productive and challenging practitioners of American legal and constitutional history. Writing on subjects as diverse as the law of the Cherokee, legal culture on the Overland trail, and the legal and constitutional history of the American Revolution, Reid has illuminated the many ways in which law has been a central cultural value. Law as Culture and Culture as Law not only honors Professor Reid's decades of scholarship and teaching--it presents a spectrum of historical inquiries developing and engaging Reid's insights and methodological approaches to legal and constitutional history. The essays gathered in this volume span nearly three centuries and two continents, ranging from the agonizing struggles over law, religion, and governance in late seventeenth-century Ireland to the legal and constitutional regimes of governmental regulation in twentieth-century New York. Law as Culture and Culture as Law is a tribute to John Philip Reid and the best evidence of his profound influence on the study and writing of legal history.

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The Quest of John Phillip Reid
In a Defiant Stance
John Phillip Reid and the Reinterpretation of the American Revolution
Leadership in Colonial and Revolutionary America
The Irish Articles of Religion and the Fall of the Stuart Monarchies
Underreported and Underrated The Court of Common Pleas in the Eighteenth Century
The English High Judiciary and the Politics of the Habeas Corpus Bill of 1758
A Reevaluation of the Nullification Crisis and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions through the Lens of Popular Sovereignty
Air Pollution in Butte Montana
Wives as Favorites
Government Power as a Tool for Redistributing Wealth in TwentiethCentury New York
From a Reidian Perspective
The Writings of John Phillip Reid 19592000
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Law and Regulation in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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Hendrik Hartog is Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University. William E. Nelson is Joel S. and Anne B. Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

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