A nation of laws : America's imperfect pursuit of justice /
America's founders extolled a nation of laws, for they knew that only a fairly enforced legal system could protect liberty and property against corruption and tyranny. Nearly two and a half centuries later, that system remains the ultimate safeguard for us all. With concise but penetrating and...
Lawrence, Kansas :
University Press of Kansas,
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- Introduction : a nation of laws
- Prologue : slavery and race law
- Contested categories
- Divergent paths
- Adversaries and partisans
- Criminal trials
- Critical episodes
- Discursive spaces
- Epilogue : the future of a nation of laws.