7 sound cassettes : analog + 1 course guide (80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.)
In container (25 cm.).
Introduction to the American legal system
The colonial legal experience
Criminal justice in the colonial period
Revolution and the New Republic
Law and economic development in the 19th century
Black and white : slavery and its aftermath in the 19th century
The other Americans : natives and immigrants
Crime and punishment in the 19th century
Conflict and struggle : labor and social legislation
Crime and punishment in the 20th century
The rise of the welfare-regulatory state
Race relations, civil rights, and civil liberties in the 20th century
Culture, policy, and law in the late 20th century.
Lectures delivered by Lawrence M. Friedman, professor of law at Stanford University.
Professor Friedman explores the history of the American legal system, which had its foundations in English common law, but has grown, developed, and changed over the years. He shows how the legal system has been involved in every major issue in American life: race relations, economics, the family, crime, and issues of equality. He also considers how the public and private perceptions of liberty have changed over time.