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Transformations in American Legal History, II: Law, Ideology, and Methods -- Essays in Honor of Morton J. Horwitz (Harvard Law School) Hardcover – March 3, 2011

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Daniel W. Hamilton is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Alfred L. Brophy is Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina.

Martha Minow is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Morton J. Horwitz is a graduate of City College of New York and received a doctorate in Government and a law degree from Harvard University. Author of numerous articles in law and history, Mr. Horwitz is Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, where he teaches legal history.

Hendrik Hartog is Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University.

G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and the author of numerous books, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Alger Hiss’s Looking-Glass Wars.

William E. Forbath is Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair at the University of Texas School of Law.

Robert A. Ferguson is George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature, and Criticism at Columbia University.

Owen M. Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School.

Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University and author of many books, including A History of American Law, Crime and Punishment in American History, and American Law in the Twentieth Century.

Elizabeth Borgwardt (née Kopelman) is Associate Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Series: Harvard Law School
  • Hardcover: 598 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Law School (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674053273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674053274
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ronald H. Clark VINE VOICE on March 7, 2011
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This is the second volume of essays prepared by the editors to honor the work of Harvard Professor Morton Horwitz. Horowitz has had a dynamic impact on the field of American legal history, and its practitioners, as a result of his incredibly influential "Transformation of American Law" volumes (the first covering 1780-1860; the second 1870-1960). While his main thesis (that judges "adjusted" the common law to promote the economic growth of an industrializing America) was somewhat revolutionary when the books were first published in 1979 and 1994), Horwitz is now seen as a gifted and insightful trailblazer.

While the essays in the first volume were mainly authored by direct students of Horwitz, this volume has contributions from many esteemed legal historians in their own right and others who have been impacted by Horowitz in one way or another. Like the initial collection, this volume is of uniformly high quality and is evidence of the pervasive impact Horwitz has had on the field's many dimensions. After an initial helpful forward by William Fisher, the essays are organized into six sections.

The first is "Legal History and Morton Horwitz," which I found particularly interesting. Some of the essays focus on Horwitz's own work and techniques; others address some important substantive topics. Particularly well done are essays by William E. Forbath, G. Edward White (on the origin and evolution of the Charles Warren professorship and center at HLS), Robert W. Gordon, and James R. Hackney, Jr.

The next section is concerned with "Colonial and 19th Century American Law." These essays cover a broader range of interests though, including law on the border, credit-based capitalism, and "materialist jurisprudence." Particularly outstanding here are essays by Robert J.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald H. Clark VINE VOICE on June 24, 2009
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This is an excellent collection of articles in honor of Professor Horwitz of Harvard Law School, written by some of his students, colleagues and friends. A second edited volume is to come. Horwitz had a dynamic impact on the field of American legal history when he published his two "Transformation of American Law" volumes, the first covering 1780-1860 (published in 1979), and the second focusing on 1870-1960 (published in 1994). These studies are still of immense value to any serious student of this field. Many of Horwitz's "revolutionary" ideas have now become accepted orthodoxy.

Most of the studies deal with American legal history in one way or another. They break down as follows chronologically: The first three essays deal with the early national period. These topics include Kent and Story; colonial constitutional law antecedents; and the idea of overlapping sovereignty. The next group of essays (4-6) focus on the antebellum period and are concerned with topics such as firm law practices, the Fugitive Slave Act, and antebellum property law concepts. Next, two essays (7 & 8) discuss developments in the late 19th century relating to limited liability and a fascinating discussion of James Coolidge Carter and his mugwump perspective by Lewis A. Grossman. Four essays ( 9-12) deal with 20th century topics, including the "clear and present danger" test, Hugo Black's conservative turn on civil rights, free riders, and an excellent essay on the development of legal pluralism by Dalia Tsuk Mitchell, author of an outstanding study of Felix Cohen (also reviewed on Amazon). Several studies deal with Horwitz and his impact on the authors' own work (13, 14 & 18). There also are two essays on intellectual property issues.
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