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A History of American Law

Lawrence M. Friedman


This book is a general history of the legal system of the United States, beginning in the colonial period, and continuing up to the present. The work was originally published in 1973; this is the fourth edition, which brings the material up to date and incorporates recent research. The book covers the changing configurations of commercial law, criminal law, and family law, and the law of property; lays great stress on race relations, especially black-white relations; it deals also with the legal profession and legal education. The approach throughout is geared toward an intelligent lay audienc ... More

Keywords: commercial law, criminal law, family law, law of property, race relations, black-white relation, legal profession, legal education

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190070885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190070885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence M. Friedman, author
Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

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