Law and History

The Evolution of the American Legal System

A “strong, fluent, and valuable” (New York Law Journal) look at the evolution of the American legal system

“[A] dazzling synthesis of the most relevant literature in law, history, and the social sciences. . . . Original and relentlessly readable.” —Robert Pollin, professor of economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amid the current wave of skepticism about the American legal system, a leading critical legal theorist offers a daring new interpretation of the evolution of the law. Drawing on an impressive range of sources—from classic texts by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels, to lectures by Norman Mailer and the critical legal studies theory of Morton Horwitz— Law and History explores what the author calls “the intriguing mystery of how law and history fit together.”

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