Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | December 2, 2014

    Cary Elwes: IMG Cary Elwes: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$45.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse US History- General

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society series:

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

by

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

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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:
9780521649667
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Author:
Welke, Barbara Young
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Discrimination
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Railroads and state
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:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--History
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
Series Volume:
no 157
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 b/w illus.
Pages:
426
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x1.08 in. 1.31 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Studies in Industry and Society #4:... Used Trade Paper $24.50
  2. City of Courts (Cambridge Historical... New Trade Paper $45.50
  3. Making of a Special Relationship :... Used Trade Paper $25.00
  4. Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and... New Trade Paper $24.95
  5. From Traveling Show to Vaudeville:... New Hardcover $58.25

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » US History » General
Languages » ESL » General

Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$45.50 In Stock
Product details 426 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521649667 Reviews:
"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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.