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The Constitution in CongressDescent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

David P. Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226129167
eISBN:
9780226131160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131160.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This series serves as a biography of the U.S. Constitution, surveying the congressional history behind its development. In a rare examination of the role that both the legislative and executive ... More

Parchment Paper PixelsLaw and the Technologies of Communication

Parchment Paper Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Peter M. Tiersma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803067
eISBN:
9780226803074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803074.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Technological revolutions have had an unquestionable, if still debatable, impact on culture and society—perhaps none more so than the written word. In the legal realm, the rise of literacy and print ... More

The Sympathetic StateDisaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Michele Landis Dauber

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Even as unemployment rates soared during the Great Depression, FDR's relief and social security programs faced attacks in Congress and the courts on the legitimacy of federal aid to the growing ... More

Wasting a CrisisWhy Securities Regulation Fails

Wasting a Crisis: Why Securities Regulation Fails

Paul G. Mahoney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226236513
eISBN:
9780226236650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236650.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book argues that policy responses to financial crises are similar across time and place and are generally ineffective or counterproductive. Political actors, hoping to avoid blame for a ... More

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