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Law and the Conditions of Freedom in the Nineteenth-Century United States

 
 
 
 
Law and the Conditions of Freedom in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Author: James Willard Hurst
ISBN 13: 9780299013639
ISBN 10: 299013634
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 1964-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
List Price: $18.95
 
 

In these essays J. Willard Hurst shows the correlation between the conception of individual freedom and the application of law in the nineteenth-century United States—how individuals sought to use law to increase both their personal freedom and their opportunities for personal growth. These essays in jurisprudence and legal history are also a contribution to the study of social and intellectual history in the United States, to political science, and to economics as it concerns the role of public policy in our economy. The nonlawyer will find in them demonstration of how "technicalities" express deep issues of social values.