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‘The Instrumentality of Others’: Railway Accidents and the Courts, 1840–1875

R. W. Kostal

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265672
eISBN:
9780191682926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265672.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the 1840s injured railway passengers and employees alike commenced legal actions for damages. It is clear that many lawyers of the era believed that both kinds of accident victims might commence ... More


The Feminization of Chance

Edith Wharton and Crystal Eastman

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the industrial accident crisis that arose in the early twentieth century by offering a reading of Edith Wharton's 1907 novel, The Fruit of the Tree in relation to Crystal ... More


The goals of tort law

Jules L. Coleman

in Risks and Wrongs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253616
eISBN:
9780191719776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that we can only go so far in understanding accident law if we begin by trying to understand it as having certain goals and policies external to it that can be identified without ... More


Corrective justice and tort law

Jules L. Coleman

in Risks and Wrongs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253616
eISBN:
9780191719776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 17 developed the relevant conceptions of wrongdoing and wrong, outlined the relevant theory of responsibility, and explored some ways in which the underlying norms sustained by corrective ... More


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