inventing american exceptionalism the origins of american adversarial legal culture 1800 1877 yale law library series in legal history and reference

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Inventing American Exceptionalism

Author : Amalia D. Kessler
ISBN : 9780300224849
Genre : Law
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A highly engaging account of the developments not only legal, but also socioeconomic, political, and cultural that gave rise to Americans distinctively lawyer-driven legal culture When Americans imagine their legal system, it is the adversarial trial dominated by dueling larger-than-life lawyers undertaking grand public performances that first comes to mind. But as award-winning author Amalia Kessler reveals in this engrossing history, it was only in the turbulent decades before the Civil War that adversarialism became a defining American practice and ideology, displacing alternative, more judge-driven approaches to procedure. By drawing on a broad range of methods and sources and by recovering neglected influences (including from Europe) the author shows how the emergence of the American adversarial legal culture was a product not only of developments internal to law, but also of wider socioeconomic, political, and cultural debates over whether and how to undertake market regulation and pursue racial equality. As a result, adversarialism came to play a key role in defining American legal institutions and practices, as well as national identity.

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