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By Sally E. Hadden, Alfred L. Brophy

ACompanion to American felony History provides a compilation of the latest writings from prime students on American criminal historical past from the colonial period throughout the past due 20th century.

  • Presents up to date study describing the most important debates in American felony history
  • Reflects the present country of yankee felony background study and issues readers towards destiny research
  • Represents a great better half for graduate and legislation scholars looking an creation to the sphere, the main questions, and destiny learn ideas

Chapter One Reconsidering the 17th Century: criminal historical past within the Americas (pages 5–25): Elizabeth Dale
Chapter what is performed and Undone: Colonial American criminal background, 1700?1775 (pages 26–45): Sally E. Hadden
Chapter 3 1775?1815 (pages 46–66): Ellen Holmes Pearson
Chapter 4 The Antebellum period via Civil warfare (pages 67–85): Alfred L. Brophy
Chapter 5 past Classical criminal inspiration: legislations and Governance in Postbellum the USA, 1865–1920 (pages 86–104): Roman J. Hoyos
Chapter Six American felony historical past, 1920–1970 (pages 105–124): Christopher W. Schmidt
Chapter Seven local american citizens (pages 125–151): Christian McMillen
Chapter 8 African american citizens in Slavery (pages 152–170): Thomas J. Davis
Chapter 9 African americans in Freedom (pages 171–189): James Campbell
Chapter Ten Women's criminal background (pages 190–208): Felice Batlan
Chapter 11 households (pages 209–227): David S. Tanenhaus
Chapter Twelve Who Belongs? Immigrants and the legislation in American background (pages 228–246): Allison Brownell Tirres
Chapter 13 The criminal occupation (pages 247–265): Mark E. Steiner
Chapter Fourteen legislations and the financial system of Early the United States: Markets, associations of alternate, and hard work (pages 267–288): Christine Desan
Chapter Fifteen legislations and the financial system within the usa, 1820–2000 (pages 289–307): Harwell Wells
Chapter 16 legislation and exertions within the 19th and 20th Centuries (pages 308–328): Deborah Dinner
Chapter Seventeen Siting the felony heritage of Poverty: lower than, Above, and Amidst (pages 329–348): Felicia Kornbluh and Karen Tani
Chapter Eighteen Taxes (pages 349–366): Robin L. Einhorn
Chapter Nineteen legislations and the executive nation (pages 367–386): Joanna L. Grisinger
Chapter Twenty legislation and faith (pages 387–405): Steven ok. Green
Chapter Twenty?one criminal background and the army (pages 406–421): Elizabeth L. Hillman
Chapter Twenty?Two legal legislations and Justice in the US (pages 422–440): Elizabeth Dale
Chapter Twenty?Three highbrow estate (pages 441–459): Steven Wilf
Chapter Twenty?Four legislation and Literature (pages 461–483): Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Chapter Twenty?Five felony idea from Blackstone to Kent and tale (pages 484–505): Steven J. Macias
Chapter Twenty?Six American Jurisprudence within the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (pages 506–523): James D. Schmidt
Chapter Twenty?Seven severe criminal experiences (pages 524–542): John Henry Schlegel
Chapter Twenty?Eight The overseas Context: An Imperial point of view on American felony heritage (pages 543–561): Clara Altman

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Histories of law trace out these various legal orders, explaining both their impact and their failures or weaknesses, within the different legal regimes. The result is a literature of both depth and breadth, but it is also a literature that is almost exclusively regional, looking at the legal history of particular colonies in isolation. As I suggest above, the wide range of studies on seventeenth-century legal history invites a shift in focus from the particular to the general. INDD 19 12/20/2012 12:21:01 PM 20 ELIZABETH DALE REFERENCES Allen, David Grayson (1981).

Although the best comparative work in this period is by Lauren Benton and Sue Peabody, much remains to be done because few scholars work comparatively (Benton, 2002 Peabody, 2008). Each of the colonies, regardless of the legal history topic, still largely stands on its own, in relative isolation from the others. A very few works have attempted to span the gaps between colonies: noteworthy exceptions include studies by Michael Hindus (1980), Carol Karlsen (1987), and Hugh Amory and David Hall on crime, witchcraft persecution, and the spread of legal texts in early America (Amory and Hall, 2007).

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