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Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

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Considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.

Synopsis:

Through courtroom dramas from 1865 to 1920, Recasting American Liberty offers a dramatic reconsideration of the critical role railroads, and their urban counterpart, streetcars, played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty at the dawn of the 20th century. The three-part narrative, focusing on the law of accidental injury, nervous shock, and racial segregation in public transit, captures Americans' journey from a cultural and legal ethos celebrating manly independence and autonomy to one that recognized and sought to protect the individual against the corporate power, modern technology and modern urban space.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Body: Accidental Injury: 1. The railway journey (i): the technological transformation; 2. Gendered journeys (i): physical vulnerability; 3. The law of accidental injury; Junction: pain and suffering; Part II. Mind and Body: Nervous Shock: 4. The railway journey (ii): the psychological transformation; 5. Gendered journeys (ii): psychological vulnerability; 6. The law of nervous shock; Junction: truth, legal storytelling, and the performance of injury; Part III. Person: Racial Segregation: 7. The Railway journey (iii): the spatial transformation; 8. Gendered journeys (iii): status vulnerability; 9. The law of racial segregation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521640206
Author:
Welke, Barbara Young
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History 1865-1921.
Subject:
Law -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Railroads and state -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--History
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Series Volume:
Gender, Race, Law, a
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 b/w illus.
Pages:
426
Dimensions:
8.98 x 5.98 x 1.06 in 1.74 lb

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History and Social Science » US History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society) New Hardcover
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"Synopsis" by , Through courtroom dramas from 1865 to 1920, Recasting American Liberty offers a dramatic reconsideration of the critical role railroads, and their urban counterpart, streetcars, played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty at the dawn of the 20th century. The three-part narrative, focusing on the law of accidental injury, nervous shock, and racial segregation in public transit, captures Americans' journey from a cultural and legal ethos celebrating manly independence and autonomy to one that recognized and sought to protect the individual against the corporate power, modern technology and modern urban space.
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