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Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

R. W. Kostal


This is the first large scale historical treatment of the relationship between English law and the rise of a leading sector of 19th-century industrial enterprise. The book examines the impact of English common law and lawyers on the early steam railway industry. Grounded in a wide variety of legal and industrial source materials, the study's eight analytical narrative chapters examine a range of interactions between early railway capitalism and the evolving culture, doctrine, and procedures of Victorian lawyers. Subjects considered in depth include the legal ramifications of the great railway ... More

Keywords: Victorian lawyers, English law, 19th century, industrial enterprise, railway capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198265672
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. W. Kostal, author
University of Western Ontario