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

“The constitutional scholar will find new ideas and fresh perspectives to aid in his/her study of both constitutional history and the nineteenth century.”
Southern Historian

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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


List price: $24.95

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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).