Chapter 21. Law

  1. Stephen J. Whitfield
  1. Norman L. Rosenberg

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998533.ch21

A Companion to 20th-Century America

A Companion to 20th-Century America

How to Cite

Rosenberg, N. L. (2004) Law, in A Companion to 20th-Century America (ed S. J. Whitfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998533.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631211006

Online ISBN: 9780470998533

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Keywords:

  • social activities;
  • law;
  • political decisions;
  • tribunals;
  • federal courts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Dawn of the Twentieth Century

  • The Legal Field at Work: The Era of Plessy and Lochner

  • The Legal Field in the 1920s and 1930s

  • The Demise of Lochner

  • The Legal Field, 1940s to 1973

  • The Field of Law, 1973 to 2000