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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Introduction

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the chapters in this part of the book. Chapter II begins by outlining the 19th-century frame of government and law. It then turns to issues of what ... More


Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More


General Introduction

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shows that by the late 19th century changes in structures of the law would seem more notable for what had been preserved than for what had been replaced or transformed. The superior ... More


Theories of Law and Government

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on theories of law and government begins with a discussion of the thought of Jeremy Bentham. It then discusses John Austin's reformulation of the province of jurisprudence, intuitionists ... More


Roman Law, Contemporary Law, European Law: The Civilian Tradition Today

Reinhard Zimmermann

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299134
eISBN:
9780191708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299134.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Legal history helps us to understand modern or contemporary law. It explains why the law has become what it is. It lays open the premises on which the modern law is based. It constitutes a rich ... More


Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Henning Grunwald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609048
eISBN:
9780191744280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609048.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

What role did the courts play in the demise of Germany's first democracy and Hitler's rise to power? This book challenges the orthodox interpretation of Weimar political justice. It argues that an ... More


Reputation and Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The first study of what reputation is, how it functions, and how it is and should be protected under the law, Reputation and Defamation addresses the inconsistencies and failures of the common law ... More


The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI 1820-1914 English Legal System is one of three volumes devoted to that period of relative peace across Europe running from the defeat ... More


Law and Political Economy

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an overview of the relevant leading features of Victorian political economy that actively informed attitudes, assumptions, and policies manifested in lawmaking: both through ... More


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