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1815-1850: Law and Justice

1815-1850: Chapter Seven: Law and Justice

by THOMAS J. BROWN

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 208

OVERVIEW 216

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Crime and Punishment 218

A Visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary 220

Family Law 221

Romance in the Republic 221

The Best interest of the Child 223

Judicial Nationalism 223

A Constitution We Are Expounding 225

Law and Economic Develpment 226

Allocating the Burdens of Industrialization 228

The Legal Profession 228

An American Aristocracy 230

Advice to Aspiring Lawyers 231

Slavery and Race 231

A Covenant with Death 233

The Power of Masters over Slaves 234

The Sovereignty of Native Americans 235

The Cherokees and the Promise of Law 236

HEADLINE MAKERS

James Kent 237

Edward Livingston 238

Thomas Ruffin 239

Joseph Story 240

Timothy Walker 241

William Wirt 242

PUBLICATIONS 243

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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