Criminal Justice in the United States, 1789-1939 - New Histories of American Law (Hardback)Elizabeth Dale (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 15 mm
"This fine book provides both a broad synthesis and a thought-provoking interpretation of criminal justice in the United States from 1789 to 1939. Elizabeth Dale's analysis contains many moving parts: federal and state governments, courts and legislatures, judges and juries, constitutional rulings and lynch mobs, and more. The book's emphasis on the ever-changing interplay between formal law and popular notions of justice invites readers to reflect on the enduring tension between the rule of law and democracy." - John Wertheimer, Davidson College
"...a concise, engaging, and provocative synthesis...Dale offers a far-ranging and compelling analysis of the halting process of state formation in nineteenth-century America. Most important, she demonstrates the ways in which traditions of popular justice survived well into the twentieth century, sometimes challenging formal legal institutions, sometimes undermining them, sometimes subtly influencing them, and often disrupting the rule of law in the process." - Jeffrey S. Adler, H-Law
"By describing the national, provincial, and popular struggle over how to define and control criminal justice in the US, Dale has provided a most valuable contribution to those interested in the relationship between order and law. Essential." -Choice
"...concise, engaging, and provocative synthesis..." -Ethan Zadoff, H-Law
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