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The Resource Law's imagined republic : popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America, Steven Wilf, (electronic resource)

Law's imagined republic : popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America, Steven Wilf, (electronic resource)

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Law's imagined republic : popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America
Title
Law's imagined republic
Title remainder
popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America
Statement of responsibility
Steven Wilf
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Law's Imagined Republic shows how the American Revolution was marked by the rapid proliferation of law talk across the colonies. This legal language was both elite and popular, spanned different forms of expression from words to rituals, and included simultaneously real and imagined law. Since it was employed to mobilize resistance against England, the proliferation of revolutionary legal language became intimately intertwined with politics. Drawing on a wealth of material from criminal cases, Steven Wilf reconstructs the intertextual ways Americans from the 1760s through the 1790s read law: reading one case against another and often self-consciously comparing transatlantic legal systems as they thought about how they might construct their own legal system in a new republic. What transformed extraordinary tales of crime into a political forum? How did different ways of reading or speaking about law shape our legal origins? And, ultimately, how might excavating innovative approaches to law in this formative period, which were constructed in the street as well as in the courtroom, alter our usual understanding of contemporary American legal institutions? Law's Imagined Republic tells the story of the untidy beginnings of American law.--
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Wilf, Steven Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Law
Label
Law's imagined republic : popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America, Steven Wilf, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511844997
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criminal law out-of-doors -- "The language of law is a vulgar tongue" -- Local justice, transatlantic justice -- The problem of punishment in an age of revolution -- The statute imagined
Control code
CR9780511844997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521196901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068817
Label
Law's imagined republic : popular politics and criminal justice in revolutionary America, Steven Wilf, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511844997
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criminal law out-of-doors -- "The language of law is a vulgar tongue" -- Local justice, transatlantic justice -- The problem of punishment in an age of revolution -- The statute imagined
Control code
CR9780511844997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521196901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068817

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