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Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
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Nineteenth-century America witnessed some of the most important and fruitful areas of intersection between the law and humanities, as people began to realize that the law, formerly confined to courts and lawyers, might also find expression in a variety of ostensibly non-legal areas such as painting, poetry, fiction, and sculpture. Bringing together leading researchers from law schools and humanities departments, this Companion touches on regulatory, statutory, and common law in nineteenth-century America and encompasses judges, lawyers, legislators, litigants, and the institutions they inhabited (courts, firms, prisons). It will serve as a reference for specific information on a variety of law- and humanities-related topics as well as a guide to understanding how the two disciplines developed in tandem in the long nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS





List of Figures





Notes on Contributors





Preface





Part I: Human Kinds





Introduction



Nan Goodman and Simon Stern





1. Women: Politics, Culture, and the Law



Joyce W. Warren





2. "The Very Idea of a Slave is a Human Being in Bondage"



Jeannine Marie DeLombard





3. The Corporation and the Transformation of American Culture



Aaron Ritzenberg





4. Deviance in Nineteenth-Century American Law and Culture



Tal Kastner





5. Comparative Racialization and American Indian Identity in Nineteenth-Century America



Cheryl Suzack





6. The Legal Person: Tracing the History of a Forensic Fiction



Susanna L. Blumenthal





Part II: A New Archive





Introduction



Nan Goodman and Simon Stern





7. Law in Nineteenth-Century American Periodicals



Michael H. Hoeflich





8. Spectacular Judgments: Law and Disorder in the Nineteenth-Century



Visual Imagination



Jon Blandford





9. Legal Language: Expansion, Consolidation, Resistance



Robert L. Tsai





10. The Impersonation of Justice: Lynching, Dueling, and



Wildcat Strikes in Nineteenth Century America



Norman W. Spaulding





11. The Somers Mutiny and the American Ship of State



Robert A. Ferguson





Part III: Managing the Human





Introduction



Nan Goodman and Simon Stern





12. The Emergence of a Right to Privacy



Milette Shamir





13. The Science of Identity



Simon A. Cole





14. The American Prison, 1786-1860



John Cyril Barton





15. How Meetings Won the West



Andrea McDowell





16. A Gatekeeping Nation: Asian Invasion and the Rise of Xenophobic



Immigration Law



Edlie Wong





17. Fictions of Race and Personality: Nineteenth-Century Law and



Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson



Trinyan Mariano





Part IV: Affective Relations





Introduction



Nan Goodman and Simon Stern





18. Civic Capacity and Participatory Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century



United States



Yvonne Pitts





19. "Vital Tissues of the Spirit": Constitutional Emotions in the Antebellum United



States



Doni Gewirtzman





20. Beyond Belief: Religion, Law and Popular Culture in the "Forgotten Century"



Deborah Whitehead





21. Gothic Stories, Mens Rea, and the American Criminal Law



Laura I. Appleman





Index



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Author(s)

Biography

Nan Goodman is Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.



Simon Stern is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation Law & Policy at the University of Toronto, Canada.