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Common Law, History, and Democracy in America, 1790-1900: Legal Thought Before Modernism (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

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This book argues for a change in our understanding of the relationships among law, politics, and history. Since the turn of the nineteenth century, a certain anti-foundational conception of history has served to undermine law's foundations, such that we tend to think of law as nothing other than a species of politics. Thus viewed, the activity of unelected, common law judges appears to be an encroachment on the space of democracy. However, Kunal M. Parker shows that the world of the nineteenth century looked rather different. Democracy was itself constrained by a sense that history possessed a logic, meaning, and direction that democracy could not contravene. In such a world, far from law being seen in opposition to democracy, it was possible to argue that law specifically, the common law did a better job than democracy of guiding America along history's path.

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ISBN:
9780521519953
Author:
Parker, Kunal Madhukar
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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