The Constitution, Law, and American Life
Critical Aspects of the Nineteenth-Century Experience

Donald G. Nieman


“This collection contains a series of unusually good essays on U.S. constitutional and legal history in the nineteenth century. . . . There is much to savor in these essays, which offer depth of analysis, good legal and constitutional history, and superb writing.”

“Nieman has done a fine job of weaving together a series of very diverse essays. The volume should be of particular interest to libraries emphasizing southern, legal, and constitutional history and to law libraries.”
North Carolina Historical Review

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The eight essays in this volume imaginatively explore the interrelationship between law and society in nineteenth-century America and encompass in their discussion some of the major historical issues of the era.

Page count: 216 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9


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Donald G. Nieman is the dean of the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences and a professor of history at Binghamton University. He is author or editor of many books on legal history including Freedom, Racism, and Reconstruction: Collected Writings of LaWanda Cox and Local Matters: Race, Crime, and Justice in the Nineteenth-Century South (both Georgia).