Making Legal History

Author: R. B. Bernstein
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814725260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of the academy’s leading legal historians, William E. Nelson is the Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians with their substantive arguments and the scope and depth of Nelson’s exploration of primary sources. Nelson was the first legal scholar to use early American county court records as sources of legal and social history, and his work (on legal history in England, colonial America, and New York) has been a model for generations of legal historians. This book collects ten essays exemplifying and explaining the process of identifying and interpreting archival sources—the foundation of an array of methods of writing American legal history. The essays presented here span the full range of American history from the colonial era to the 1980s.Each historian has either identified a body of sources not previously explored or devised a new method of interrogating sources already known.The result is a kaleidoscopic examination of the historian’s task and of the research methods and interpretative strategies that characterize the rich, complex field of American constitutional and legal history.

The Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature 1500 1800

Author: Jeanie Watson
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780889464629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covering the years 1500 to 1800, these essays which portray life stages in English literature include studies of Erasmus, Fulke Greville, Johnson and Thomas More. They examine how the many ages of man are treated in the literature of this period.

Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England

Author: S. Clark
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230000622
Format: PDF
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Clark explores how real-life women's crimes were handled in the news media of an age before the invention of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and plays. It discusses those features of contemporary society which particularly influenced early modern crime reporting, such as attitudes to news, the law and women's rights, and ideas about the responsibility of the community for keeping order. It considers the problems of writing about transgressive women for audiences whose ideal woman was chaste, silent, and obedient.

Contexts of the Bill of Rights

Author: Stephen L. Schechter
Publisher: Madison House Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Writings seeking to understand the origins & original meanings of the Bill of Rights.