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The Resource Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877, Amalia D. Kessler

Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877, Amalia D. Kessler

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Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877
Title
Inventing American exceptionalism
Title remainder
the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877
Statement of responsibility
Amalia D. Kessler
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Language
eng
Summary
"When Americans imagine their legal system, it is the adversarial trial--dominated by dueling larger-than-life lawyers undertaking grand public performances--that first comes to mind. But as award-winning author Amalia Kessler reveals in this engrossing history, it was only in the turbulent decades before the Civil War that adversarialism became a defining American practice and ideology, displacing alternative, more judge-driven approaches to procedure. By drawing on a broad range of methods and source--and by recovering neglected influences (including from Europe)--the author shows how the emergence of the American adversarial legal culture was a product not only of developments internal to law, but also of wider socioeconomic, political, and cultural debates over whether and how to undertake market regulation and pursue racial equality. As a result, adversarialism came to play a key role in defining American legal institutions and practices, as well as national identity"--Back cover
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YDXCP
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Kessler, Amalia D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KF366
LC item number
.K47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adversary system (Law)
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Procedure (Law)
  • Adversary system (Law)
  • Conduct of court proceedings
  • Procedure (Law)
  • United States
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Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877, Amalia D. Kessler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-432) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Freedman's Bureau exception : the triumph of due (adversarial) process and the dawn of Jim Crow
  • Conclusion : The question of American exceptionalism and the lessons of history
  • The
  • "Natural elevation" of equity : quasi-inquisitorial procedure and the early nineteenth-century resurgence of equity
  • A
  • Troubled inheritance : the English procedural tradition and its lawyer-driven reconfiguration in early nineteenth-century New York
  • The
  • Non-revolutionary Field Code : democratization, docket pressures, and codification
  • Cultural foundations of American adversarialism : civic republicanism and the decline of equity's quasi-inquisitorial tradition
  • Market freedom and adversarial adjudication : the nineteenth-century American debates over (European) conciliation courts and the problem of procedural ordering
Control code
946160300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9780300222258
Lccn
2016944171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946160300
Label
Inventing American exceptionalism : the origins of American adversarial legal culture, 1800-1877, Amalia D. Kessler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Freedman's Bureau exception : the triumph of due (adversarial) process and the dawn of Jim Crow
  • Conclusion : The question of American exceptionalism and the lessons of history
  • The
  • "Natural elevation" of equity : quasi-inquisitorial procedure and the early nineteenth-century resurgence of equity
  • A
  • Troubled inheritance : the English procedural tradition and its lawyer-driven reconfiguration in early nineteenth-century New York
  • The
  • Non-revolutionary Field Code : democratization, docket pressures, and codification
  • Cultural foundations of American adversarialism : civic republicanism and the decline of equity's quasi-inquisitorial tradition
  • Market freedom and adversarial adjudication : the nineteenth-century American debates over (European) conciliation courts and the problem of procedural ordering
Control code
946160300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9780300222258
Lccn
2016944171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946160300

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