1986. Hardcover. multiple small tears along edge of dustcover; cover and page edges are lightly soiled. No notes/hiliting. Clean pages; Lightly edgeworn dustcover; No dog-ears; Strong binding. ISBN:0671815911. sku83349: Bookseller Inventory # 83349
Synopsis: "A History of American Law" has become a classic for students of law, American history and sociology across the country. In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. "A History of American Law" presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices and attitudes toward property, slavery, government, crime and justice. Now Professor Friedman has completely revised and enlarged his landmark work, incorporating a great deal of new material. The book contains newly expanded notes, a bibliography and a bibliographical essay.
About the Author: Lawrence M. Friedman was born in 1930, educated at the University of Chicago where he earned his law degree, and admitted to the Illinois bar in 1951. He received a graduate degree from the University of Chicago Law School in English legal history. After serving in the United States Army, he practiced with a law firm in Chicago and subsequently entered the teaching profession. He has taught at St. Louis University, the University of Wisconsin, and, since 1968, at Stanford University, where he is now Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law. He is the author of Contract Law in America: A Social and Economic Case Study (1965); Government and Slum Housing: A Century of Frustration (1968); Law and the Behavioral Sciences (coeditor; 1969, 2nd edition, 1977); The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective (1975); Law and Society: An Introduction (1977); American Law and the Constitutional Order: Historical Perspectives (coeditor, 1978); Law and Social Change in Mediterranean Europe and Latin America (coeditor, 1979); The Roots of Justice: Crime and Punishment in Alameda County, California, 1870-1910 (coauthor, 1981); American Law (1984); Your Time Will Come (1985); and Total Justice (1985). He has contributed more than eighty articles to legal and associated journals. Professor Friedman is the past president of the Law and Society Association, and a past Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of a number of awards for writing and teaching. He is married and has two daughters.
Title: A History of American Law (Touchstone Books ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: fair
Book Description Simon & Schuster Books. Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. 2nd edition. Seller Inventory # N17C-01831
Book Description Stated first printing, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1973., 1973. Very good with very good dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly bumped at spine tips and corners. 655 pages with index and bibliography. Seller Inventory # 4537
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Hardback in very good condition. 2nd edition. Leather bound with gold leaf page edges. Seller Inventory # 78054
Book Description Simon & Schuster Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0671815911
Book Description Gryphon Editions., U.S.A. Hardcover. Condition: VERY-FINE. 1991. Bound in genuine leather by Arcata Graphics/Sherwood. Endleaves are a specially commissioned original marbled design of Richard J. Wolfe. Edges are gilded and covers are brass-die stamped in 22-karat gold. Cover stampings and design of the edition by Daniel B. Bianchi and Selma Oerdewer. Seller Inventory # 343003