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Justice Stephen Field: Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age Hardcover – April 25, 1997


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"Paul Kens has done a masterful job of making Stephen Field and his jurisprudence understandable, and he has done so in a lucid and indeed at times elegant manner."--Melvin I. Urofksy, author of A March of Liberty

"Literate, perceptive, and impressively researched, this book clarifies long-ambiguous aspects of the meaning of liberty in the Lincoln-McKinley presidential decades."--Harold M. Hyman, author of A More Perfect Union

"A major contribution to our understanding of the jurisprudence of the late nineteenth century."--James W. Ely, Jr., author of The Chief Justiceship of Melville W. Fuller, 1888-1910

"This is history of American political thought, of law and economic development, and of law and politics, as well as a study of judicial activism. It is an absolutely essential revision of what we know about Field and laissez-faire."--Martin Shapiro, author of Who Guards the Guardians

"A fine study of one of our most interesting and important justices. What is especially valuable is Kens' placement of the issues addressed by Field in their social and political contexts. The chapters on California are especially vivid and illuminating."--Sanford Levinson, author of Constitutional Faith

"An incisive analysis of an extremely complex man and the law he helped mold. Fresh, informed, and persuasive."--Gordon Bakken, author of Practicing Law in Frontier California

About the Author

Paul Kens is associate professor of political science and history at Southwest Texas State University and the author of Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial and Judicial Power and Reform Politics: The Anatomy of Lochner v. New York. In 1996 the Supreme Court Historical Society awarded him the Hughes-Gossett Award for Historical Excellence for the best article published in its journal.

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