Synopses & Reviews
Throughout Americas history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our societys genetic code. In the masterful hands of the subjects greatest living historian, the story of the evolution of our laws serves to lay bare the deciding struggles over power and justice that have shaped this country from its birth pangs to the present. Law in America is a supreme example of the historians art, its brevity a testament to the great elegance and wit of its composition.
About the Author
Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University. He is the author of more than twenty-three books, including American Law in the Twentieth Century, A History of American Law, and Crime and Punishment in American History. Professor Friedman is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous awards.