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The Resource Heart versus head : judge-made law in nineteenth-century America, Peter Karsten

Heart versus head : judge-made law in nineteenth-century America, Peter Karsten

Label
Heart versus head : judge-made law in nineteenth-century America
Title
Heart versus head
Title remainder
judge-made law in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Karsten
Title variation
Judge-made law in 19th century America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Challenging traditional accounts of the development of American private law, Peter Karsten offers an important new perspective on the making of the rules of common law and equity in nineteenth-century courts. The central story of that era, he finds, was a struggle between a jurisprudence of the head, which adhered strongly to English precedent, and a jurisprudence of the heart, a humane concern for the rights of parties rendered weak by inequitable rules and a willingness to create exceptions or altogether new rules on their behalf
  • Karsten unites his legal commentary with recent scholarship on the political culture of antebellum America in exploring the roots of a pro-plaintiff, humanitarian jurisprudence. In the process, he necessarily addresses the shortcomings of earlier, economic-oriented paradigms regarding judicial rulemaking in the nineteenth century - an alleged jurisprudence of the visible or invisible hand - demonstrating that both head and heart guided the making of American common law
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karsten, Peter
Dewey number
  • 347.73
  • 347.307
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4575
LC item number
.K37 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judge-made law
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Judge-made law
  • United States
  • Richterrecht
  • Precedentenrecht
  • Privaatrecht
  • Rechtspraak
  • Rechtstheorie
  • Geschichte 1800-1900
  • USA
Label
Heart versus head : judge-made law in nineteenth-century America, Peter Karsten
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-473) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Introduction to This Tale of Two Voices -- pt. 1. Old Channels and Moorings: A Jurisprudence of the Head. Ch. 1. The Anchors of Precedent, Principle, and Symmetry: Understanding the Jurisprudence of the Head. Ch. 2. Plus ca Change: Contract's Westminster Anchors in Nineteenth-Century America. Ch. 3. On Historical Developments and Barriers to Injured Plaintiffs: Continuity in Tort Law -- Entr'acte. Eddies: A Jurisprudence of the Hand -- pt. 2. Strong Currents: A Jurisprudence of the Heart. Ch. 4. Abandoning an Unneighborly Rule: Putting Out the Ancient-Lights Doctrine. Ch. 5. Bottomed on Justice: Allowing What Her Labor Was Worth to the Worker Who Quit. Ch. 6. Enabling the Poor to Have Their Day in Court: The Sanctioning of Contingency-Fee Contracts. Ch. 7. "Larmoyant" Law: Explaining the Fight over the Attractive-Nuisance Doctrine. Ch. 8. Children at Play and Heroic Risks: Big Holes Punched in the Contributory-Negligence Defense
Control code
44961102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 490 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807862353
Lccn
96043690
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19qp2zs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961102
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Heart versus head : judge-made law in nineteenth-century America, Peter Karsten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-473) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Introduction to This Tale of Two Voices -- pt. 1. Old Channels and Moorings: A Jurisprudence of the Head. Ch. 1. The Anchors of Precedent, Principle, and Symmetry: Understanding the Jurisprudence of the Head. Ch. 2. Plus ca Change: Contract's Westminster Anchors in Nineteenth-Century America. Ch. 3. On Historical Developments and Barriers to Injured Plaintiffs: Continuity in Tort Law -- Entr'acte. Eddies: A Jurisprudence of the Hand -- pt. 2. Strong Currents: A Jurisprudence of the Heart. Ch. 4. Abandoning an Unneighborly Rule: Putting Out the Ancient-Lights Doctrine. Ch. 5. Bottomed on Justice: Allowing What Her Labor Was Worth to the Worker Who Quit. Ch. 6. Enabling the Poor to Have Their Day in Court: The Sanctioning of Contingency-Fee Contracts. Ch. 7. "Larmoyant" Law: Explaining the Fight over the Attractive-Nuisance Doctrine. Ch. 8. Children at Play and Heroic Risks: Big Holes Punched in the Contributory-Negligence Defense
Control code
44961102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 490 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807862353
Lccn
96043690
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19qp2zs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44961102
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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