American Lawyers in a Changing Society: 1776-1876

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Harvard University Press, 1976 - Law - 397 pages
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American Lawyers in a Changing Society, 1776-1876 focuses on the interactions between law, lawyers, and American society taking into account not only the influence that bench and bar wielded over the lay public, but also the equally important restraints that societal norms imposed upon the thinking and behavior of the professional classes.

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Contents

Peter Van Schaack and the Problem of Allegiance
1
Antilawyer Sentiment in the Early Republic
32
William Sampson and the Codification Movement
61
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About the author (1976)

Maxwell Bloomfield is Professor of History and Law, Emeritus, The Catholic University of America.

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