The Routledge Research Companion to Law and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century America
Goodman, Nan (EDT)
Stern, Simon (EDT)
372 p. illustrations ; 26 cm
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).
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