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xlvi, 1060 pages ; 27 cm.
  • The traditional approach to choice of law
  • Modern approaches to choice of law
  • The Constitution and choice of law
  • Jurisdiction of courts
  • Recognition of judgments
  • Special problems of choice of law, jurisdiction, and recognition of judgments in divorce, interstate and international child custody, and decedents' estates
  • Conflicts between federal and state law
  • International conflicts.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The launching of the "Great Experiment"
  • "The more perfect union" in action
  • Hamilton takes command : The report on public credit
  • The back of the United States and the report on manufactures
  • Thomas Jefferson and the philosophy of Agrarianism
  • The quarrel between Hamilton and Jefferson
  • The emergencce of political parties
  • Genet and the French alliance
  • The crisis of 1794
  • The Whiskey rebellion and Jay's treaty
  • Western conspiracy and Washington's farewell address
  • Foreign affairs and domestic politics
  • The Federalist reaction
  • The election of 1800.
Law Library (Crown)

3. Conflict of laws [2010]

xxxii, 1764 p. ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction : the subject defined and overview
  • The development and current state of approaches to choice of law
  • Determining the applicable law
  • Domicile
  • Basic considerations in personal jurisdiction
  • General jurisdiction
  • Specific jurisdiction in the contract cases
  • Specific jurisdiction in statutory cases
  • Special jurisdictional problems
  • Limitations on jurisdiction
  • Procedure
  • Forming domestic relationships
  • Marital property
  • Dissolution of domestic relationships and its consequences
  • Legitimation and adoption
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Succession
  • Trusts and powers of appointment
  • Probate and administration of estates
  • Corporations, winding-up, and bankruptcy
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and decrees.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 589 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • The morning after
  • "Take this or nothing"
  • A war of printed words : the national debate begins
  • The Pennsylvania ratifying convention-- with Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia
  • "We the people" of Connecticut and Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts ratifying convention I : the "conversation" begins
  • The Massachusetts convention II : "--with cordiality"
  • A rough road to Richmond : New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, and South Carolina
  • The Virginia Convention I : a battle of giants
  • The Virginia Convention II : under the eyes of heaven
  • On to Poughkeepsie
  • The New York Convention I : a failure of oratory
  • The New York Convention II : in or out?
  • Some final twists : the North Carolina Convention, a meeting in Pennsylvania, and the ratification story draws to an end.
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the George Washington Book Prize When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country's laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with less well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well. Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state's experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780684868547 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 736 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: The sustaining truths
  • The obstructed giant
  • The children of the twice-born
  • Beginnings : from the top down
  • The Stamp Act crisis
  • Response
  • Selden's penny
  • Chance and Charles Townshend
  • Boston takes the lead
  • The "bastards of England"
  • Drift
  • Resolution
  • War
  • "Half a war"
  • Independence
  • The war of posts
  • The war of maneuver
  • The Revolution becomes a European War
  • The war in the South
  • The "fugitive war"
  • Inside the campaigns
  • Outside the campaigns
  • Yorktown and Paris
  • The Constitutional movement
  • The children of the twice-born in the 1780s
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • Ratification : an end and a beginning
  • Epilogue.
The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume-a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize-offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president, Robert Middlekauff offers a panoramic history of the conflict between England and America, highlighting the drama and anguish of the colonial struggle for independence. Combining the political and the personal, he provides a compelling account of the key events that precipitated the war, from the Stamp Act to the Tea Act, tracing the gradual gathering of American resistance that culminated in the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard 'round the world." The heart of the book features a vivid description of the eight-year-long war, with gripping accounts of battles and campaigns, ranging from Bunker Hill and Washington's crossing of the Delaware to the brilliant victory at Hannah's Cowpens and the final triumph at Yorktown, paying particular attention to what made men fight in these bloody encounters. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification. Through it all, Middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee-men and representatives in congress-all receive their due. And there are particularly insightful portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, James Otis, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and many others. This new edition has been revised and expanded, with fresh coverage of topics such as mob reactions to British measures before the War, military medicine, women's role in the Revolution, American Indians, the different kinds of war fought by the Americans and the British, and the ratification of the Constitution. The book also has a new epilogue and an updated bibliography. The cause for which the colonists fought, liberty and independence, was glorious indeed. Here is an equally glorious narrative of an event that changed the world, capturing the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195315882 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 1044 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • American democracy in a revolutionary age
  • The Republican interest and the self-created democracy
  • The making of Jeffersonian democracy
  • Jefferson's two presidencies
  • Nationalism and the War of 1812
  • The era of bad feelings
  • Slavery, compromise, and democratic politics
  • The politics of moral improvement
  • The aristocracy and democracy of America
  • The Jackson era : uneasy beginnings
  • Radical democracies
  • 1832 : Jackson's crucial year
  • Banks, abolitionists, and the equal rights democracy
  • "The republic has degenerated into a democracy"
  • The politics of hard times
  • Whigs, Democrats, and democracy
  • Whig debacle, Democratic confusion
  • Antislavery, annexation, and the advent of young Hickory
  • t The bitter fruits of manifest destiny
  • War, slavery, and the American 1848
  • Political truce, uneasy consequences
  • The truce collapses
  • A nightmare broods over society
  • The faith that right makes might
  • The Iliad of all our woes.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 263 ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Structure
  • Directions
  • Integration
  • The future.
Different disciplines of law are beginning to deal with the challenges created as a result of modern advancements in communication and transportation by adjusting existing doctrine. This valuable text takes up these challenges in the field of personal jurisdiction, particularly the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The book's compelling thesis is that the role of the forum non conveniens should be strengthened and even enhanced, particularly in light of modern advancements such as Internet transactions, efficient jet travel and telecommunications facilitating transfer of documents and testimony. Karayanni argues, more importantly, that in order to face technological complexities, the forum non conveniens doctrine needs to undergo a basic transformation. With its approach to American, English and Civil Law jurisprudence, the book provides both insightful comparative and methodological analyses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781571053299 20160609
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 327 p. : map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The other founders
  • Ratification and the politics of the public sphere
  • Elite Anti-Federalist political and constitutional thought
  • Popular Anti-Federalist political and constitutional thought
  • Courts, conventions, and constitutionalism : the politics of the public sphere
  • The emergence of a loyal opposition
  • Anti-Federalist voices within Democratic-Republicanism
  • The limits of dissenting constitutionalism
  • The founding dialogue and the politics of constitutional interpretation
  • Democratic-Republican constitutionalism and the public sphere
  • The dissenting tradition, from the revolution of 1800 until nullification
  • Epilogue: Anti-Federalism and the American political tradition.
Fear of centralized authority is deeply rooted in American history. The struggle over the U.S. Constitution in 1788 pitted the Federalists, supporters of a stronger central government, against the Anti-Federalists, the champions of a more localist vision of politics. But, argues Saul Cornell, while the Federalists may have won the battle over ratification, it is the ideas of the Anti-Federalists that continue to define the soul of American politics. While no Anti-Federalist party emerged after ratification, Anti-Federalism continued to help define the limits of legitimate dissent within the American constitutional tradition for decades. Anti-Federalist ideas also exerted an important influence on Jeffersonianism and Jacksonianism. Exploring the full range of Anti-Federalist thought, Cornell illustrates its continuing relevance in the politics of the early Republic. A new look at the Anti-Federalists is particularly timely given the recent revival of interest in this once neglected group, notes Cornell. Now widely reprinted, Anti-Federalist writings are increasingly quoted by legal scholars and cited in Supreme Court decisions--clear proof that their authors are now counted among the ranks of America's founders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807825037 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
925 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 365 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • George Washington and the new nation
  • Disappointed expectations : the failure of elite consensus
  • The election of 1792 : grappling with the concept of representation
  • The French Revolution and the awakening of the democratic spirit
  • Threats to the Union
  • The Jay Treaty
  • The election of 1796
  • The war crisis and the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions : making a refuge for the oppressed
  • 1799 : Virginia versus the Hamiltonian Federalists and the fears of armed conflict
  • The election of 1800
  • Electoral gridlock : the crisis of 1801
  • Epilogue.
During the years from 1789 to 1801, the republican political institutions forged by the American Constitution were put to the test. A new nation - born in revolution, divided over the nature of republicanism, undermined by deep-seated sectional allegiances, and mired in foreign policy entanglements - faced the challenge of creating a stable, enduring national authority and union. In this engagingly written book, James Roger Sharp offers a penetrating new assessment disputing the conventional wisdom that the birth of the country was a relatively painless and unexceptional one. Instead, he tells the dramatic story of how the euphoria surrounding the inauguration of George Washington as the country's first president quickly soured. Soon, the Federalist defenders of the administration and their Republican critics regarded each other as bitter political enemies. The intense partisanship prevented the acceptance of the idea that an opposition could both oppose and be loyal to the government. As a result, the nation teetered on the brink of disintegration as fear, insurrection, and threats of secession abounded. Many even envisioned armed civil conflict as a possible outcome. Despite the polarization the nation did manage to survive its first trial. The election of Thomas Jefferson in 1801 and the nonviolent transfer of power from one political group to another ended the immediate crisis. But sectionally based politics continued to plague the nation and eventually led to the Civil War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300055306 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 909 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Prologue: From the Halls of Montezuma
  • The United States at midcentury
  • Mexico will poison us
  • An empire for slavery
  • Slavery, rum, and Romanism
  • The crime against Kansas
  • Mudsills and greasy mechanics for A. Lincoln
  • The Revolution of 1860
  • The counterrevolution of 1861
  • Facing both ways : the upper South's dilemma
  • Amateurs go to war
  • Farewell to the Ninety Days' War
  • Blockade and beachhead : the Salt-water War, 1861-1862
  • The River War in 1862
  • The sinews of war
  • Billy Yank's chickahominy blues
  • We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued
  • Carry me back to old Virginny
  • John Bull's Virginia reel
  • Three rivers in winter, 1862-1863
  • Fire in the rear
  • Long remember : the summer of '63
  • Johnny Reb's Chattanooga blues
  • When this cruel war is over
  • If it takes all summer
  • After four years of failure
  • We are going to be wiped off the earth
  • South Carolina must be destroyed
  • We are all Americans
  • Epilogue: To the shoals of victory.
This book covers one of the most turbulent periods of the USA's history, from the Mexican War in 1848 to the end of the Civil War in 1865. With a broad historical sweep, it traces the heightening sectional conflict of the 1850s: the growing estrangement of the South and its impassioned defence of slavery; the formation of the Republican Party in the North, with its increasing opposition to slavery; and the struggle over territorial expansion, with its accompanying social tensions and economic expansion. The whole panorama of the Civil War is captured in these pages, from the military campaign, which is described with vividness, immediacy, a grasp of strategy and logistics, and a keen awareness of the military leaders and the common soldiers involved, to its political and social aspects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195038637 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 416 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 484 p. ; 21 cm.
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