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American Social Experience #23: Army of Manifest Destiny: The American Soldier in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

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While the right to be judged by one's peers in a court of law appears to be a hallmark of American law, protected in civil cases by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, the civil jury is actually an import from England. Legal historian James Oldham assembles a mix of his signature essays and new work on the history of jury trial, tracing how trial by jury was transplanted to America and preserved in the Constitution.

Trial by Jury begins with a rigorous examination of English civil jury practices in the late eighteenth century, including how judges determined one's right to trial by jury and who composed the jury. Oldham then considers the extensive historical use of a variety of “special juries,” such as juries of merchants for commercial cases and juries of women for claims of pregnancy. Special juries were used for centuries in both English and American law, although they are now considered antithetical to the idea that American juries should be drawn from jury pools that reflect reasonable cross-sections of their communities. An introductory overview addresses the relevance of Anglo-American legal tradition and history in understanding America's modern jury system.

Synopsis:

James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With remarkable sympathy, humor, and grace, the author fills in the historical gaps of one war while rising issues now found to be strikingly relevant to this nation's modern military concerns.

About the Author

James McCaffrey is an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown and is the author of This Band of Heroes: Granbury's Texas Brigade, C.S.A.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814755051
Author:
McCaffrey, James M.
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
McCaffrey, James M.
Author:
McCaffrey, James
Author:
Oldham, James
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Mexican war, 1846-1848
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
UNITED STATES_ARMY_HISTORY
Subject:
MESSIANISM, POLITICAL_UNITED STATES
Subject:
WAR AND DEFENCE OPERATIONS_USA_MEXICO_c1800 TO c1900
Subject:
HISTORY_USA_MEXICO_c1800 TO c1900
Subject:
AMERICAN HISTORY_USA_MEXICO_c1800 TO c1900
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Jury
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The American Social Experience Ser.
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With remarkable sympathy, humor, and grace, the author fills in the historical gaps of one war while rising issues now found to be strikingly relevant to this nation's modern military concerns.
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