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Cover -- Law's History -- Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Timeline -- Introduction -- I: The Historical Study of Law in the United States -- An Overview of the American Legal Scholars -- Francis Wharton -- Thomas McIntyre Cooley -- James Coolidge Carter -- John Norton Pomeroy -- William Gardiner Hammond -- James Bradley Thayer -- Henry Adams -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- James Barr Ames -- Melville Madison Bigelow -- Christopher G. Tiedeman -- PART I: THE EUROPEAN BACKGROUND -- II The Historical Nineteenth Century -- Evolutionary Historical Thought -- The Historical Turn in Germany -- The Historical Turn in England -- The Historical Turn in the United States -- III German Legal Scholarship -- Savigny -- Romanists and Germanists -- Jhering -- IV English Legal Scholarship -- Biographical Background -- The Central Themes of Ancient Law -- Elaborations in Specific Contexts -- After Ancient Law -- Maine's Legacy -- PART II: THE HISTORICAL TURN IN AMERICAN LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP -- V Henry Adams and His Students -- The Legal Education of Henry Adams -- Teaching Medieval History at Harvard -- Assessing German and English Scholarship -- Correspondence with Morgan on Stages of Development -- Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law -- Adams on "The Anglo-Saxon Courts of Law" -- Lodge on "The Anglo-Saxon Land Law" -- Young on "The Anglo-Saxon Family Law" -- Laughlin on "The Anglo-Saxon Legal Procedure" -- Responses by Holmes and Maine to the Essays -- The Mixed Legacy of Adams and His Students -- VI Melville M. Bigelow -- The History of Procedure in Norman England -- International Critical Responses -- Bigelow's Close Relationship with Maitland -- From Legal History to Proto-Realism -- Late Work in Legal History: The Perils of "Undisciplined Individualism" -- VII Holmes the Historian.
The Influence of Savigny and Maine -- Holmes and His American Contemporaries -- Early Legal Scholarship: From Philosophical to Historical Analysis of Law -- The Importance of History in The Common Law -- Legal Survivals: "The Paradox of Form and Substance" -- Examples of Legal Survivals -- Functional Survivals -- Holmes's Instrumental Use of History in Legal Analysis -- Survivals -- Treatment of German Legal Scholarship -- The Historical Inaccuracy of The Common Law -- Holmes's Lingering Historical Interpretation of Law -- VIII Thayer on the History of Evidence -- The Law of Evidence as "the Child of the Jury" -- The Lessons of History: Revising the Modern Law of Evidence -- International Critical Responses -- IX Ames on the History of the Common Law -- Ames and Holmes on the History of Consideration -- Ames and Maitland on the History of Property Law -- X The History of American Constitutional Law -- Thayer on Judicial Power to Declare Legislation Unconstitutional -- Cooley on Freedom of Speech and Press -- Tiedeman on the Constitutional Prohibition against the Impairment of Contracts -- XI The Historical School of American Jurisprudence -- Evolutionary Legal Thought -- Evolving Custom as the Source of Law -- Evolving Custom and Constitutional Law -- The Constraints of a Written Constitution -- The Preference for Adjudication over Legislation -- External Influences and the History of Legal Doctrine -- Historical Legal Thought as a Distinctive Jurisprudential School -- Legal History as Inductive Legal Science -- Conclusion -- PART III: Maitland, Pound, and Pound's Successors -- XII Maitland -- Biographical Background -- Maitland's Inaugural Lecture: "Why the History of English Law Is Not Written" -- The History of English Law -- Reliance on American Scholars -- Evolutionary Themes -- The Relationship between Law and Society -- Codification.
Maitland's Critique of Maine -- Maitland's Late Essays: The Legal Treatment of Groups and English Pluralism -- Maitland's Legacy -- XIII Pound -- Biographical Background -- Pound's Project -- Assessing Pound's Critique of His American Predecessors -- The Gap between Legal Individualism and Popular Collectivism -- Examples of Individualism in American Law -- Historical Sources of Legal Individualism -- Historical Jurisprudence: Individualistic and Deductive -- Savigny and Maine: Founders of Historical Jurisprudence -- Historical Jurisprudence in America -- Sociological Jurisprudence: Collectivist and Pragmatic -- Jhering's Teleological Jurisprudence -- American Pragmatism -- The Promise of Social Science -- The Emergence of Sociological Jurisprudence -- Sociological Legal History -- Adjudication and Legislation in Sociological Jurisprudence -- Conclusion -- XIV Pound's Successors -- Deductive Formalism -- Political Conservatism -- The Role of History -- The Attack on Doctrinal Legal History -- Rediscovering the Importance of History -- Assessing the Twentieth-Century Critique -- Conclusion -- Index.
This is a study of the central role of history in late nineteenth-century American legal thought.
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