The transformation of American law, 1780-1860 /

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Main Author: Horwitz, Morton J., 1938-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1977.
Series:Studies in legal history.
Online Access:EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection. Access for Greenville College users.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Emergence of an Instrumental Conception of Law
  • 2. The Transformation in the Conception of Property
  • 3. Subsidization of Economic Growth through the Legal System
  • 4. Competition and Economic Development
  • 5. The Relation between the Bar and Commercial Interests
  • 6. The Triumph of Contract
  • The Equitable Conception of Contract in the Eighteenth Century
  • The Rise of a Market Economy and the Development of the Will Theory of Contract
  • Custom and Contract
  • Tort and Contract
  • 7. The Development of Commercial Law
  • The Rise of Negotiability
  • The Law of Insurance: The Development of Actuarial Conceptions of Risk
  • Usury Swift v. Tyson: The Rise of a General Commercial Law
  • 8. The Rise of Legal Formalism
  • Notes
  • Index

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