American Legal History

Codification and the Common Law

The ideology of democratic imperialism that we call Jacksonian was not hospitable to the common law. The resulting tensions shaped the legal development of the antebellum US.


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The Legal Mind in America (1962)

Swift v. Tyson (1842)


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