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Aboriginal Societies and the Common LawA History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations ... More

Aboriginal TitleThe Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

Aboriginal Title: The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699414
eISBN:
9780191732133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699414.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Aboriginal title was one of the most remarkable and controversial legal developments in the common law world of the late-twentieth century. The common law doctrine gave sudden substance to the ... More

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

David J. A. Cairns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262848
eISBN:
9780191682414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262848.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The modern adversarial criminal trial emerged from the punitive and procedural upheaval in the criminal law of the first half of the nineteenth century. The campaign against capital punishment, which ... More

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More

The American Legal Profession in CrisisResistance and Responses to Change

The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure ... More

Appropriation and Invention of TraditionThe East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Nandini Bhattacharya-Panda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The beginning of Anglo–Hindu jurisprudence was occasioned by decisive developments in the cultural, intellectual, and legal history of India. This book deals with the appropriation of the ... More

Bills of Rights and DecolonizationThe Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Charles Parkinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the ... More

Broken EngagementsThe Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199457618
eISBN:
9780199085460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Muslim law is an integral part of South Asian legal system; and case law plays a major role in its interpretation, application and development. The book provides the readers, by a judicious selection ... More

Civil Rights in the Shadow of SlaveryThe Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George A. Rutherglen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

This book recounts the history of the nation's first civil rights act, from its passage in 1866 through its interpretation and reenactment in developments that reach the present day. The Civil Rights ... More

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