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...

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Format: Book
Published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2010]
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.