Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History

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This history of tort law in America looks at how the subject has been conceptualized, pointing out why changes in rules occurred, and who did the changing. White approaches his subject from four perspectives: intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge, the phenomoenon of professionalization in the late 19th and 20th centuries in America, and the recurrent concerns of tort law since it became a discrete field.

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G. Edward White, John B. Minor Professor of Law and Cromwell Research Professor of History, University of Virginia.

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"White has confirmed his reputation as one of the foremost figures in the field of American legal history."--Harvard Law Review


"[White] makes convincing sequence out of the muddy history of American tort law, tracing it from Victorian concepts of punishable wrongdoing through the dark thickets of negligence, contributory negligence and last clear chance, to the myriad modern conceptions of how the cost of accidents should be apportioned among the public....It is a brilliant and imaginative essay."--Louis Auchincloss


"An exciting chronicle of the development of an intriguing and currently important area of the law."--Marc A. Franklin, Stanford Law School


"White broadens our understanding of why we think of the law as we do and deepens our insight into its historical foundations."--Edward Purcell, author of The Crisis of Democratic Theory


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